Four days spent in the hospital, but still an outpatient

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For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly  
September 04, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/09/04/218633011/for-hospital-patients-observation-status-can-prove-costly

So when her mother spent four days in the hospital, Maxcy says, there was no reason to think that she was anything other than an inpatient.
When a social worker told her that her mother was on observation status, it really didn’t register.
“I thought she was being watched,” says Maxcy. “Observed.”

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