Term: Maternal Length of Stay

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


The average total number of days of care for an inpatient hospitalization associated with a live or stillborn birth (including labour, delivery, and postpartum) per maternal birth record; calculated by subtracting the discharge date from the admission date.

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  • Brownell M, Martens PJ, Kozyrskyj A, Fergusson P, Lerfald J, Mayer T, Derksen S, Friesen D. Assessing the Health of Children in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 2001. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)