Get Nicely Faster? A More Healthy Roommate Should Help

Despite the potential risks and preferences, having a hospital roommate, and a healthier one in particular, may be better than having no roommate.
If you’re hospitalized, could you increase your chances of being assigned to a room with a healthier roommate?
If your roommate is healthier, she may draw on fewer nursing resources (time and attention), leaving more for you.
Even if it’s plausible that healthier roommates improve hospital patients’ outcomes, we should acknowledge some limitations of the research in this area.
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