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Patients leaving the hospital against medical advice

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Air date: February 23, 2014

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Interview: David Alfandre, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor in the Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone Medical Center; health care ethicist, VHA National Center for Ethics in Health Care.



David Alfandre, M.D., MSPH, recently published an essay in The Journal of the American Medical Association about patients leaving the hospital against medical advice. Dr. Alfandre joins "Sound Medicine" to discuss his essay, how often this occurs, and how implementing shared decision-making can prevent patients from leaving.

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