May 30, 2019

Higher Numbers of ER Patients Leave Hospitals Against Medical Advice

ER patients in California are leaving hospitals against medical advice at higher levels than previously reported. In 2017, more than 350,000 ER visits were terminated  when patients left after seeing a doctor but prior to the completion of their  medical care, and this represents an increase of 57%, or 128,000 incidents, from 2012.