Concept: Level of Care (LOC) Received
Last Updated: 1998-01-16
Level of care received refers to the particular type of hospital in which care is received. Hospitals range from small institutions, having less than 15 beds, to large, urban, teaching hospitals with hundreds of beds and a capacity to provide specialized services. Use of one type of hospital instead of another has implications for the availability of specialized services, distance a patient might travel, and resource costs of providing care. Hospitals may be grouped according to their similarities (in terms of size, level of specialization, and environment) to permit analyses of the relative rates of use of different levels of hospital care.
Levels of Care
Level of care is identified by receiving care in one of the following hospitals:
- northern isolated
Personal Care Home
chronic and rehabilitation institutions
federal nursing stations
- out of province facilities
Or care may be received from one of 4 other categories according to their role in the community:
These various levels of care were defined through the Capital Planning project.
Level of care received in a hospital should not be confused with level of care as defined by the personal care home. PCH Level of Care refers to the number of hours of care each patient should receive depending on an assessment. For related material refer to the Level of Care - In Personal Care Home (PCH) concept.
- Hospital Abstracts Data
- Level of Care (LOC) Received
- Long Term Care (LTC) MDS Assessment Data
- Long Term Care (LTC) Utilization History Data
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