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Against Medical Advice
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Discharge against medical advice means that you choose to leave the hospital before your healthcare provider recommends that you do. Your healthcare provider may still need to diagnose or treat your condition or your treatment may not be complete.
Risks of leaving the hospital before your healthcare providers recommend include the following:
- Your condition may cause other health problems if not treated properly.
- You may need to be admitted to the hospital again for the same condition.
- Your condition could become life-threatening.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.