Discharge against medical advice: ‘deviant’ behaviour or a health system quality gap?

Discharge against medical advice: ‘deviant’ behaviour or a health system quality gap?

Author: Anshula Ambasta ,Maria Santana, William A Ghali, Karen Tang

This is a view point  by Anshula Ambasta  published by BMJ Open and Quality on how discharge against medical advice (DAMA) remains a persistent problem in healthcare particularly across   socially isolated and economically disadvantaged individuals often with concurrent stigmatising medical comorbidities like substance use and/or mental health disorders.

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