Ask ECRI: Leaving against Medical Advice

March 28, 2024 | Health System Risk Management

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A member recently asked for resources and policy considerations related to leaving against medical advice (AMA). In our response we discuss considerations when establishing discharge policies and provide resources and examples.

ECRI's Discharge against Medical Advice aims to help organizations develop a policy for handling discharges AMA. The article discusses identifying at-risk patients, assessing patients' decision-making capacity,...

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