Against all advice: an analysis of out-of-hospital refusals of care.

@article{Knight2003AgainstAA,
  title={Against all advice: an analysis of out-of-hospital refusals of care.},
  author={Stacey Knight and Lenora M. Olson and Lawrence J. Cook and Norman Mann and Howard M. Corneli and J. Michael Dean},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={689-96}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We examine the characteristics of patients involved in out-of-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) incidents that result in refusal of care and determine the rates of subsequent EMS, emergency department (ED), and inpatient care, as well as death within 7 days. METHODS Utah statewide EMS data identifying refusals of care were probabilistically linked to Utah statewide ED, inpatient, and death certificate data within 7 days of the initial EMS refusals for 1996 to 1998… CONTINUE READING