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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2016, 14(2): 100-107 Back to browse issues page
STUDYING THE RATE AND CAUSES OF BEING DISCHARGED AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE IN INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT WARDS OF SHAHID MADANI HOSPITAL IN KHOY CITY, 2014
Leila Mokhtari1, Abdolah Korami Marekani 2, Masomeh Madadi3
1- Instructor Urmia University of Medical Sciences
2- Assistant professor Urmia University of Medical Sciences
3- Urmia University of Medical Sciences
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Received: 3 Jan, 2016; Accepted: 6 Mar, 2016

Abstract

Background & Aims: Being discharged on the contrary to the medical advice from the hospital can cause the premature discontinuation of treatment by patients or their family, and sometimes it results in the re-hospitalization or death of patients. It can be a detector of serious problem and patient dissatisfaction. This study aimed to assess the rate and causes of discharge against medical advice in inpatient and outpatient wards of Shahid Madani hospital in khoy.

Materials & Method: This cross-sectional study was performed in Shahid Madani hospital in khoy city in 2014. All of inpatient and outpatient (1663 patients) that discharged the hospital against medical advice during the study period were included in the study. Data collection tool was a check list. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics in SPSS 18.

Results: The patients, who were discharged from the hospital against medical advice, were 6/82% of all inpatients and 19/65% of all outpatients in emergency ward. The most important reason for discharging (47/8%) was prolongation of hospital stay. Other reasons were listed as feeling better, tending to stay in the hospital medical center, denial of treatment, dissatisfaction with the doctor, lack of facilities, dissatisfaction with the service provider and end stage of the patient. 

Conclusion: As far as being discharged against medical advice can disrupt the patient's treatment, so it is advised to prevent it by increasing the patients awareness to the possible effects of illness, planning a better treatment protocol for patients, stabilizing the clinical social workers to identify and assessing the patient’s problems, creating a better space to relax patients and their relatives, and by creating a pleasant environment.

Keywords: Discharge against medical advice , patients , hospital ,
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Mokhtari L, Korami Marekani A, Madadi M. STUDYING THE RATE AND CAUSES OF BEING DISCHARGED AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE IN INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT WARDS OF SHAHID MADANI HOSPITAL IN KHOY CITY, 2014. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2016; 14 (2) :100-107
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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