Term: Medical Days

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

The number of days in hospital that a patient is assessed as a medical patient, according to the most responsible diagnosis. This does not include surgical, obstetrical and psychiatric cases.

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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)