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Why hospital staff sympathize with patients who self-discharge

20:00 EDT 21 Mar 2018 | AAAS

(Lancaster University) Patients who discharge themselves from hospital should be viewed more positively say researchers, who discovered sympathy for their decision among hospital staff.Approximately 2 percent to 3 percent of patients discharge themselves from hospital against medical advice each year in the UK and US, with the numbers increasing each year.Many people who self discharge return to hospital, with readmissions costing £300 million in the UK and $2.6 billion in the US.

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