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Handling Patient Leaving Hospital Against Medical Advice (AMA)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who wants to leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA).

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

compliance/adherence, psychological response

ICD-10:

F00-F99

Description:

A patient may want to leave a hospital before it is considered advisable by the patient's physician. This is termed "leaving the hospital against medical advice" (leaving AMA).

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