Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Location of Death

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Location of death was determined using a hierarchical approach in order to create five mutually exclusive categories:

  1. If individuals were in a hospital on the date of death they were classified as having died in hospital;
  2. if they were in a LTC facility on the date of death, which includes PCHs and, for Winnipeg only, chronic care facilities (Deer Lodge Centre and Riverview Health Centre) they were classified into the LTC category;
  3. if they died while receiving home care (but were not in hospital or a LTC facility) they were classified into the "home care" group;
  4. if none of the above applied, they were classified as having died in "Other Locations".
  5. A fifth category was identified from the hospital discharge abstract, and included individuals who died in either of the two palliative care units, one of which is located in the St. Boniface General Hospital, the other in the Riverview Health Centre.

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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)

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