Researchers in Israel followed 320 patients who had been admitted involuntarily with schizophrenia diagnoses. 157 (49%) left the hospital against medical advice (AMA), and 163 (51%) agreed to stay. There were no differences in baseline clinical characteristics between compliant and non-compliant patients. Outcome measures in terms of rate of readmission, legal status of next admission, or length of stay in the next admission did not differ between the two groups. The study will appear in Comprehensive Psychiatry.
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