Tehran University Medical Journal (Mar 2020)

Determining the main causes of discharge with personal satisfaction in hospitalized patients in a university hospital in Iran: brief report

  • Mohammad Hossien Kamaloddini,
  • Khadije Saravani

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 78, no. 1
pp. 43 – 47


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Background: Discharge with personal satisfaction means the patient's withdrawal from the permission that had previously been given to the care unit for services. Discharge with personal satisfaction is initiated with the untimely termination of treatment by the patient or parents and in some cases leads to hospitalization or even death of the patient. This study aimed to determining the main causes of discharge with personal satisfaction in hospitalized patients. Methods: The present cross-sectional study examines at hospitalized patients of Amiralmomenin Hospital in Zabol, Iran, to examine the reasons discharge with personal satisfaction in relation to the patient, hospital staff and the housing status of the hospital during the period from April 2017 to March 2018. All clearance patients with personal satisfaction entered the study. Demographic data, insurance status, type of insurance (social security, health services, resettlement, relief, armed forces, maternity, maternity, other supplementary insurance), number of admission days, hospital admission (morning, evening, night), type of illness or cause of referral (multiple trauma, surgery, orthopedics, neurology, neurology), the reason for possible re-admittance within the next two weeks and the main reasons for clearance with personal consent was collected and recorded using a pre-designed checklist. Results: The most of the cases of which were due to neurological complaints (51%). 803 (80%) of patients referred back to the hospital due to self-correlated problems, 163 (16%) patients were hospital left with satisfaction due to the hospital-made staffing problem (P=0.001). The results of the study showed that the highest frequency was related to male (67%) and most of them were married (84%), while most of them had insurance (74%), especially army and municipality insurance (34%). Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study, most cases of discharge were patient related. Adequate recovery feeling and the desire to continue treatment in private centers were the main causes.