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Descriptor English: Treatment Refusal
Descriptor Spanish: Negativa del Paciente al Tratamiento
Descriptor Portuguese: Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento
Descriptor French: Refus du traitement
Entry term(s): Anesthesia Refusal
Anesthesia Refusals
Elopement, Patient
Elopements, Patient
Patient Elopement
Patient Elopements
Patient Refusal of Treatment
Refusal of Treatment
Refusal, Anesthesia
Refusal, Treatment
Refusals, Anesthesia
Refusals, Treatment
Treatment Refusals
Tree number(s): F01.100.150.750.750
F01.145.488.887.750
I01.880.604.473.650.968
N03.706.437.650.875
N05.300.150.800.750
SP9.020.010.062.050
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016312
Scope note: Patient or client refusal of or resistance to medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
Annotation: for patient non-compliance index PATIENT NON-COMPLIANCE see PATIENT COMPLIANCE; do not confuse with PHYSICIAN REFUSAL TO TREAT see REFUSAL TO TREAT
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Cooperative Behavior (1971-1974)
Patient Compliance (1975-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 1991
History Note: 1991
Related: Informed Consent MeSH
Mental Competency MeSH
Patient Compliance MeSH
Patient Dropouts MeSH
DeCS ID: 29140
Unique ID: D016312
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1990/05/29
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Treatment Refusal - Preferred
Concept UI M0024923
Scope note Patient or client refusal of or resistance to medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
Preferred term Treatment Refusal
Entry term(s) Patient Refusal of Treatment
Refusal of Treatment
Refusal, Treatment
Refusals, Treatment
Treatment Refusals
Anesthesia Refusal - Narrower
Concept UI M000628860
Scope note Patient or surrogate refusal of specific type of anesthesia or any anesthesia.
Preferred term Anesthesia Refusal
Entry term(s) Anesthesia Refusals
Refusal, Anesthesia
Refusals, Anesthesia
Patient Elopement - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0557051
Scope note Termination of hospitalization by PATIENTS against advice of healthcare provider and unknown to the provider or institution.
Preferred term Patient Elopement
Entry term(s) Elopement, Patient
Elopements, Patient
Patient Elopements



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