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Term: Location of Residence Six Months Before Death

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


We determined location of residence of decedents 180 days (6 months) before the date of death using a hierarchical approach analogous to the one for determining location of death. We differentiated between individuals who were in hospital, LTC facilities, on home care or in Other Locations. The Other Location category was determined through a process of elimination (i.e. this includes individuals who were not in hospital, not a LTC facility and not on home care). For example, we went to the hospital data to see if an individual had a hospital record which spanned the 180th day before death -- if admission was before or on 180 days before death and separation was on or after 180 days before death, then the person was classified as being in hospital 180 days before death.

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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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