Term: Hospital Assignment

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-07-20

Definition:

Allocating patients to the hospital where the service was provided, regardless of where the patient lived. For example, if a resident of Brandon RHA travels to Health Sciences Centre for a procedure, that procedure contributes to the rate for Health Science Centre patients.

References 

  • Bruce S, Prior H, Katz A, Taylor M, Latosinsky S, Martens P, De Coster C, Brownell M, Soodeen R, Steinbach C. Application of Patient Safety Indicators in Manitoba: A First Look. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2006. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)