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Term: Hospitalizations in the Last Six Months of Life

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Hospitalizations in the last six months of life are a count of the number of times decedents were admitted to hospitals. Note that transfers from one hospital to another were not counted as a "new" hospital episode. For example, an individual who was discharged from Hospital A and transferred to Hospital B would be classified as having one hospitalization only.


  • 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)

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