Term: Level Of Severity

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


A measure of the seriousness of a patient's condition. The level of severity of cases at institutions impact both the hospital's case mix, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency measures used to assess the hospitals.

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