against medical advice
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A physiologic impurity in the ayurvedic construct.
Abbreviation for “against medical advice”. The self-discharge of a patient from a healthcare facility, contrary to what his or her physician(s) perceive to be in the patient’s best interests
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against medical advise (usually abbreviated in lower case, ama) (Medspeak-UK)
American Medical Association
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Association of Metropolitan Authorities (Medspeak-UK)
Australian Medical Association
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against medical advice,
A patient's refusal of medically recommended treatments, esp. in the hospital. Dropping out of care or leaving a hospital AMA typically occurs when patients are dissatisfied with the pace or course of their care, carry substance abuse diagnoses, or have a history of multiple hospitalizations. The action may result in an increase in both morbidity and rehospitalization.
The patient is asked to sign a release form indicating that the health care facility and those responsible for medical care are not liable for any adverse outcome that may result from the termination of care.
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