Term: Expected Length Of Stay (ELOS)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-30

Definition:

Over time, Expected Length Of Stay (ELOS) has been defined differently in MCHP research.

In De Coster et al. (1993), Roos et al. (1994), Frohlich et al. (1994) and Brownell et al. (1996) ELOS is defined as:

  • the length of time an individual is expected to live in a PCH, based on the person's age, sex and level of care at time of admission.
In Fransoo et al. (2013), ELOS is defined as:

  • the length of time an individual is expected to stay in hospital, based on the patient's age, most current acute length of stay, and case mix group (CMG™) complexity. ELOS do not account for alternate level of care (non-acute) days (Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), 2010).

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References 

  • Brownell M, Roos NP. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The Update Report 1993/1994. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information. Discharge Abstract Database Abstracting Manual, 2010-2011 Edition. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2010.(View)
  • De Coster C, Roos NP, Bogdanovic B. Utilization of Personal Care Home Resources. Volume I: Key Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1993. [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. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Roos NP, Shapiro E. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The First Report. 1990-1992 . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Report] [Summary] (View)

Term used in 

  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Bailly A, Allegro E. The 2013 RHA Indicators Atlas. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Report] [Summary] [Supplements/Data extras] (View)


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