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Comment & Response
June 2019

Providing Prescriptions to the Patient Who Is Leaving Against Medical Advice

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(6):845-846. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0878

To the Editor In their Teachable Moment recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Drs Rudofker and Gottenborg highlight the key issues that health care providers and patients face when patients leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA). The authors suggest that postdischarge and transitional clinics are useful means to shorten the time to follow-up for patients who are not established with a primary care provider or who otherwise face long wait times to see their physicians.1

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