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Model for Prediction of Psychiatric Patient Leaving AMA

Purpose:

To identify a patient admitted to the psychiatric unit who is more likely to leave against medical advice (AMA) based on the model of Pages et al.

Specialty:

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Objective:

compliance/adherence, psychological response

ICD-10:

F01-F99

Description:

Pages et al developed a model that can help identify a psychiatric patient who is more likely to leave against medical advice (AMA). These can help identify a patient for whom early discharge planning for outpatient treatment is recommended. The authors are from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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