New Risk Analysis Discusses Patients Who Leave without Being Seen

February 6, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


Patients who leave the hospital without being seen are at risk of adverse events, and every instance is a potential liability risk for the organization and also a potential violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), which requires a medical screening examination and necessary stabilizing treatment for all patients who present to the emergency department (ED) and request medical care.

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