Term: Hospital Abstract

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04

Definition:

A computerized record that is completed by trained medical records staff in each hospital, after a patient's discharge. The abstract contains information taken from the patient's hospital chart, including: sex, residence (postal code), diagnoses and procedure codes, admission and discharge dates, length of stay and Service Type (inpatient, day surgery, and outpatient). Prior to April 1, 2004, hospital abstracts included up to 16 diagnosis codes and 12 procedure codes based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). On April 1, 2004, hospitals in Manitoba updated coding practices to include up to 25 diagnosis codes based on the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Canada (ICD-10-CA) and 20 intervention (procedure) codes based on the Canadian Classification of Health Interventions (CCI).

In MCHP research, the Hospital Abstract has also been referred to as: Discharge Abstracts, Hospital Discharge Abstract, Hospital Abstracts Database, Hospital Discharge Abstract, Hospital Discharge Database, and Hospital Separation Abstract.

See Hospital Abstracts Data for more information.

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References 

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