Childhood Cancer

Your Child in the Hospital

Chapter 16: Medical and Financial Records

“What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.”

— Pearl Bailey

KEEPING TRACK OF MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL PAPERWORK can be a trial. For short hospital stays, it involves keeping track of procedures, medications, discharge information, and bills. For longer stays, it can sometimes become overwhelming. But, having easy access to medical reports and a system to organize bills helps save money and decrease stress. This chapter suggests a few simple ways to keep medical and financial records.