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Term: Capture Rate

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


A hospital-based measure of the proportion of area residents hospitalized during the period who received treatment in the identified hospital. This measure allows an assessment of the degree to which a hospital provides service to its population. Also referred to as "Hospital share of area admissions".

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  • Martens PJ, Stewart DK, Mitchell L, Black C. Assessing the performance of rural hospitals. Healthc Manage Forum 2002;Suppl(4 Suppl):27-34. [Abstract] (View)
  • Stewart D, Black C, Martens PJ, Peterson S, Friesen D. Assessing the Performance of Rural and Northern Hospitals in Manitoba: A First Look. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2000. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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