HIV-positive injection drug users who leave the hospital against medical advice: the mitigating role of methadone and social support.

@article{Chan2004HIVpositiveID,
  title={HIV-positive injection drug users who leave the hospital against medical advice: the mitigating role of methadone and social support.},
  author={Alex C H Chan and Anita Palepu and Daphne P. Guh and Huiying Sun and MartinT. Schechter and MichaelV. O'Shaughnessy and Aslam Hayat Anis},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          56-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Leaving the hospital against medical advice has been associated with increased morbidity and readmission. Factors associated with the risk of leaving against medical advice among HIV/AIDS patients or injection drug users have not been examined in detail. OBJECTIVES To examine the clinical and social factors associated with leaving against medical advice (AMA) from a specialized HIV/AIDS ward among patients who reported a history of injection drug use. METHODS All patients with a… CONTINUE READING
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