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Did Emergency Room Patient Refuse Admission? This Documentation Is Essential

In the October issue of ED Legal Letter, written for emergency room doctors and directors, John Miller of Sterling Risk Advisors tackles a thorny issue for emergency departments:  patients who refuse admission against medical advice.  He talks about why patients refuse admission, how to discuss the risks of leaving without treatment, and why documenting every step thoroughly is so important.

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