Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Discharge Efficiency

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


A key hospital performance indicator that reflects the degree to which hospitals meet general targets for the timely discharge of patients. This measure takes into account the types of patients treated (e.g. age, gender, Treaty Status) and length of stay (actual vs. expected stay based on average Manitoba length of stay for a typical case - using RDRGs®). Inefficient hospitals are those that use more days of care than expected given their case mix.

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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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