To access the full text documents, please follow this link: http://hdl.handle.net/2117/15733

Factors associated with discharge against medical advice from an alcohol and drug inpatient detoxifcation unit in Barcelona between 1993 and 2006
Gilchrist, Gail; Langohr, Klaus; Fonseca, Francina; Muga, Robert; Torrens, Marta
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GREMA - Grup de Recerca en Estadística Matemàtica i les seves Aplicacions
Records from 1,228 consecutively admitted patients (74.5% male) to an inpatient detoxification unit in Barcelona between 1993 and 2006 were examined to determine factors associated with discharge against medical advice (AMA). 21.5% of admissions were discharged AMA. In multiple logistic regression and compared with patients who were medically discharged, those discharged AMA were younger, more likely to be dependent on heroin, other opiates, cocaine or psychostimulants, or to be experiencing reduction or elimination methadone maintenance therapy [reference category: alcohol]. The provision of assistance to clinicians in identifying the patients who are most at risk of leaving inpatient detoxification AMA will enhance their ability to motivate such patients to stay in treatment.
Peer Reviewed
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Estadística aplicada::Estadística biosanitària
System theory
Sistemes de control
93A General
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Article
         

Show full item record

Related documents

Other documents of the same author

Fonseca, Francina; Torre Fornell, Rafael de la; Díaz, Laura; Pastor Bosch, Antonio; Cuyàs, Elisabet; Pizarro Lozano, Nieves; Khymenets, Olha; Farré Albaladejo, Magí; Torrens, Marta
Cuyàs, Elisabet; Verdejo-García, Antonio; Fagundo, Ana Beatriz; Khymenets, Olha; Rodríguez, Joan; Cuenca, Aida; Sola Llopis, Susana de; Langohr, Klaus; Peña-Casanova, Jordi; Torrens, Marta; Martín-Santos Laffon, Rocío; Farré Albaladejo, Magí; Torre Fornell, Rafael de la
Mayoral, F; Martín-Santos, Rocío; Gelabert, Estel; Subirà, S.; Gutierrez-Zotes, A; Langohr, Klaus; Jover, M.; Torrens, Marta; Guillamat, R; Vilella, E.; de Frutos, R.; Roca, M.; Guitart, M.; Navinés, Ricard; Gornemann, I.; Costas, J.; Gratacos, Mònica; Iborra, J.L.; Canellas, F; Valdés, M.; García Esteve, L.; Sanjuan, S.
Pavón, Francisco Javier; Araos, Pedro; Pastor, Antoni; Calado, Montserrat; Pedraz, María; Campos Cloute, Rafael; Ruiz, Juan Jesús; Serrano, Antonia; Blanco Calvo, Eduardo; Rivera, Patricia; Suárez, Juan; Romero-Cuevas, Miguel; Pujadas, Mitona; Vergara-Moragues, Esperanza; Gornemann, Isolde; Torrens, Marta; De la Torre, Rafael; Rodríguez de Fonseca, Fernando
Lana, Fernando; Sánchez Gil, Carmen; Adroher, Núria D.; Pérez, Víctor; Feixas i Viaplana, Guillem; Martí Bonany, Josep; Torrens, Marta
 

Coordination

 

Supporters