Table 1: Profile of Those Leaving Against Medical Advice, 2011–2012 (Adapted From Table 1 in the Report)


Includes only acute care facilities. Excludes stand-alone psychiatric facilities. Based on discharges. As such, a patient who is admitted to the hospital multiple times in one year will be counted each time as a separate discharge from the hospital. The same patient may have both self-discharges and routine discharges. Percentages for age groups may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Previous admission for substance use disorder within last year is based on the most responsible diagnosis.


Discharge Abstract Database, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System and Ontario Mental Health Reporting System, 2009–2010 to 2011–2012, Canadian Institute for Health Information.