Mortality and repeated poisoning after self-discharge during treatment for acute poisoning by substances of abuse: a prospective observational cohort study.

Affiliation

Department of General Practice, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. [Email]

Abstract

Though substance use is a known risk factor for self-discharge, patients self-discharging during treatment for acute poisoning have not previously been described. We charted characteristics of patients self-discharging during treatment for acute poisoning by substances of abuse looking for associations between self-discharge, repeated poisoning, and death.

Keywords

Alcohol,Drug abuse,Intoxication,Leaving against medical advice,Mortality,Poisoning,Repeated poisoning,Self-discharge,