do not hospitalize

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do not hos·pit·al·ize

(dū not hos'pi-tăl-īz)
Written order indicating that a patient with a terminal illness is not to be admitted to a hospital.

do not hospitalize



An advance directive that explicitly limits the transfer of patients from the community to hospitals. Patients or their surrogate decision makers may choose DNH status when they hope to die in familiar surroundings or when they perceive further hospital care to be futile.
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