Every patient should know about these facts.

Luckily, I haven't had to spend a whole lot of time in hospitals in my life. Just a handful of visits to to the ER, never overnight. But if and when the time comes that I do have to be in one for an extended period of time, I'll keep in mind this insightful list from Reader's Digest:

50 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know)

One shocking fact is that, according to this list, "Doctors are incentivized to overtreat." There are many other surprising things in the article I wasn't aware of. Good information to know!