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The Five Myths of the Against Medical Advice Hospital Discharge
Most medical students, residents, and even attending physicians have had no formal training surrounding the often misunderstood against medical advice (AMA) hospital discharge. There are no guidelines for how to address these complex patient encounters. Background regarding the definition and what the literature notes about the characteristics of AMA discharges will be reviewed. The five most common myths surrounding the AMA hospital discharges will be discussed. A system of AMA universal precautions will be promoted to systematically address these challenging scenarios. This session will promote a formal system for educating family medicine residents on this topic.

Mar 7, 2023 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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This webinar is part of an FMEC series, 2022 Annual Meeting Seminar Sampler. For more information and future offerings in the series, visit www.fmec.net. FMEC Website


Timothy Pelkowski, MD
@Allegheny Health Network Saint Vincent Hospital