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Discharge Against Medical Advice in the Pediatric Wards in Boo-ali Sina Hospital, Sari, Iran 2010

Benyamin Mohseni Saravi, Esmaeil Reza Zadeh, Hasan Siamian, Mahboobeh Yahghoobian.


Abstract

Introduction: Since children neither comprehended nor contribute to the decision, discharge against medical advice is a challenge of health care systems in the world. Therefore, the current study was designed to determine the rate and causes of discharge against medical advice. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was done by reviewing the medical records by census method. Data was analyzed using SPSS software and x2 statistics was used to determine the relationship between variables. The value of P

Key words: Discharges against medical advice, Hospital, parents discharge, pediatric patients.






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