This pilot project will address the following research questions:
In order to explore these questions, key stakeholders in self-discharge i.e. self-dischargers, healthcare professionals, and hospital management, will be approached to take part in qualitative interviews. These interviews will be in-depth and semi-structured. As this is a pilot study, currently a maximum of 25 interviews are planned. All interview recordings will be transcribed by an external transcriber and a thematic analysis of the resulting transcripts will be conducted.