Term: Long Stay Days

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-30

Definition:

The total number of days of hospital care used by all residents of a given region of stays 30 days or longer within a given fiscal year ( Martens et al., 2004 ).

Recent Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) research by Fransoo et al. (2005) has used this definition. Previous MCHP research by Roos et al. (1994) and Brownell et al. (1996) considered long stay days to be the total number of days of hospital care used by all residents of a given region of stays 60 days or longer.

This change may have been influenced by findings by De Coster et al. (1996) showing that only 27% of inpatients required acute care after 30 days of hospital stay.

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References 

  • De Coster C, Peterson S, Kasian P. Alternatives to Acute Care . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health and Evaluation, 1996. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Martens PJ, Fransoo R, McKeen N, The Need to Know Team, Burland E, Jebamani L, Burchill C, De Coster C, Ekuma O, Prior H, Chateau D, Robinson R, Metge C. Patterns of Regional Mental Illness Disorder Diagnoses and Service Use in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2004. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)

Term used in 

  • Brownell M, Roos NP. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The Update Report 1993/1994. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Chateau D, Walld R. Sex Differences in Health Status, Health Care Use, and Quality of Care: A Population-Based Analysis for Manitoba's Regional Health Authorities. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2005. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Roos NP, Shapiro E. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The First Report. 1990-1992 . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)