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Term: Hospital Days

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-02-20


Different definitions for "hospital days" have been used in different MCHP research. In several projects, hospital days is defined as the total number of days of inpatient hospital care per 1000 residents. (Roos et al., 2001; Katz et al., 2019).

In Kozyrskyj et al. (2005) they defined hospital days as length of stay for a hospitalization. New hospital days were identified if there were no hospital discharges in the year prior. See Length of Stay (LOS) for more information.

In Chateau et al. (2019) they defined this as the number of hospital days per person-year, and excluded non acute-care facilities.

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  • Chateau D, Doupe M, Prior H, Soodeen RA, Sarkar J, Dragan R, Stevenson D, Rajotte L. The Health Status of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2019. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)
  • Katz A, Avery Kinew K, Star L, Taylor C, Koseva I, Lavoie J, Burchill C, Urquia M, Basham A, Rajotte L, Ramayanam V, Jarmasz J, Burchill S. The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nation Peoples in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2019. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)
  • Kozyrskyj A, Lix L, Dahl M, Soodeen R. High-cost Users of Pharmaceuticals: Who are They? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2005. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Roos NP, Shapiro E, Bond R, Black C, Finlayson G, Newburn-Cook C, MacWilliam L, Steinbach C, Yogendran M, Walld R. Changes in Health and Health Care Use of Manitobans: 1985-1998. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 2001. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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  • Menec V, Lix L, Steinbach C, Ekuma O, Sirski M, Dahl M, Soodeen R. Patterns of Health Care Use and Cost at the End of Life. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2004. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Roos N, Burchill C, Carriere K. Who are the high hospital users? A Canadian case study. J Health Serv Res Policy 2003;8(1):5-10. [Abstract] (View)

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