Skip to main content

All Access Subscription

Get unlimited access to our full publication and article library.

Get Access Now

Interested in Group Sales? Learn more

<p>Patients who leave against medical advice can be frustrating to clinicians who want to provide the best care and to risk managers who worry that the patient will blame the hospital if the decision leads to a bad outcome. The best way to avoid potential liability is by ensuring that clinicians understand the need to communicate effectively and document thoroughly. Involving the patient&rsquo;s family members may not always be a good idea, and the risk manager should be careful about intervening.</p>

Patients Leaving AMA Require Good Communication to Avoid Liability