Term: Access to Hospital Services

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

An indication of the extent to which individuals receive necessary medical care, determined by rates of persons who use specific services in the population. The following 3 indicators are available: 1). rate of persons using very high intensity of care (Intensity of Resource Use), 2). rates of persons receiving care in teaching and urban community hospitals (Level of Care), and 3). rates of persons using inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures (Outpatient Surgical Care).

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References 

  • Black C, Roos NP, Burchill CA. Utilization of Hospital Resources. Volume I: Key Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1993. [Full Report] (View)
  • Black C, Roos NP, Burchill CA. Utilization of Hospital Resources. Volume II: Methods and Tables. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1993. [Full Report] (View)
  • Frohlich N, Markesteyn T, Roos NP, Carriere KC, Black C, De Coster C, Burchill CA, MacWilliam L. A Report on the Health Status, Socio-Economic Risk and Health Care Use of the Manitoba Population, 1992-93 and Overview of the 1990-91 to 1992-93 Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)