Factors associated with patients who leave acute-care hospitals against medical advice.

@article{Ibrahim2007FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with patients who leave acute-care hospitals against medical advice.},
  author={Said A. Ibrahim and C. Kent Kwoh and Eswar Krishnan},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 12},
  pages={2204-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We examined hospital- and patient-related factors associated with discharge against medical advice (termed self-discharge) after emergency admission to acute-care hospitals. METHODS We analyzed data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project using logistic regression models to assess the relationship between self-discharge and a set of patient and hospital characteristics. RESULTS Of 3,039,050 discharges in the sample, 43 678 were against… CONTINUE READING

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