Risk of AMA discharges

In this large single center analysis, the risk of mortality in those discharged AMA was twice as high as those non-AMA, as was the risk of 30 day readmission. When considering the risk of AMA discharges, all efforts should be used to dissuade patients from prematurely leaving (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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