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#48 AMA Discharges: At the Bedside Segment

Do we have to sign the AMA form? Do insurances deny payment for patients who leave AMA? What is your approach to AMA discharges? Core IM At the Bedside speaks to ethics researcher, Dr. David Alfandre, author of Things We Do For No Reason: Against Medical Advice Discharges

Show Notes, Full Transcript and References

Time Stamps
  • 3:03 Demographics of AMA discharges
  • 5:59 Clinician/System related factors of AMA discharges
  • 10:30 Strategies for mitigating AMA Discharges
  • 15:59 Do we have to make patients sign the AMA form?
  • 18:27 Do insurances deny payment for patients who leave AMA?
  • 23:09 Take Away Points

Tags: shared-decision making, harm reduction