Discharging critically ill patients, a dereliction of duty

Issue - July - 2020, Posted On:   01 July 2020

Extra caution must be exercised before discharging critically ill patients. If the patients choose Discharge Against Medical Advise (DAMA), the same should be noted in medical records. In this case however, the doctor was held negligent for discharging the patient from hospital even though she had severe jaundice and had not opted for DAMA.

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