TITLE

Going against medical advice

AUTHOR(S)
Lipman, Marvin M.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Consumer Reports on Health;Oct2009, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the circumstances of leaving the hospital against medical advice. It recounts the author's experience of having a patient who insisted to leave the hospital against medical advice. It cites a March 2009 review in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings showing that one of five patients who left a hospital against medical advice was readmitted within 15 days with same diagnosis.
ACCESSION #
44265658

 

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