http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35131678 I found the above article covered some interesting points about staying in hospital. Not quite sure about post-hospital syndrome itself - the article introduces it as a concept mentioned by one author in opinion pieces, but by the end of the article is referring to "PHS" as if it's quite established. I'm used to seeing the media latching onto a tentative idea and presenting it as established fact, but in the space of one article? Maybe the the BBC website was having a christmas competition and the journalist was going for the office speed record in the "take an idea with an acronym and promote it to an established thing" category. I think it's a rather tenuous idea because it seems based on the general idea of "stress", and they haven't excluded other explanations, eg it could be that some patients enjoyed their hospital stay so much that they decided to go back and get everything else fixed soon after. Patients who have a bad experience are just as likely to avoid going back at all costs, there are reported cases of ME patients who would rather die at home than go through another hospital visit. Still, it's got an acronym now, so it must be a real thing. Interesting article about the experience of staying in hospitals though.