Why patients sign out against medical advice (AMA): factors motivating patients to sign out AMA.

@article{Green2004WhyPS,
  title={Why patients sign out against medical advice (AMA): factors motivating patients to sign out AMA.},
  author={Patricia Green and Diane Watts and Sabrina Poole and Vasant Dhopesh},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={489-93}
}
A retrospective review of the against medical advice (AMA) discharges revealed that the majority of the patients left AMA for personal reasons, i.e., sickness or death in the family; reconciliation with spouse, girl friend, or family members; financial problems; and legal issues such as a court date. Strategies to reduce AMA discharges and increase patient retention in treatment are suggested. 

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