Hospitalizations are an important metric for healthcare because they quantify the number of individuals seeking hospital services. This allows the facility to expand its staff as needed to reflect the community’s needs.
How does hospitalization impact healthcare?
Hospitalization allows hospitals and their faculty to provide a patient with medical care for their condition or medical ailment, using the resources available at the facility. However, hospitalization can also impact the patient’s mental health, with longer lengths of stay increasing the risk of social isolation and lack of mental stimulation.