Last Updated: 2007-09-26
Defined according to the primary service codes, which refer to the hospital services under which the patient was treated for the greatest length of time. The following services were included: family medicine, internal medicine, allergy, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, respirology, rheumatology, oncology, and haematology.
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Bruce S, Black C, Burchill C, De Haney S.
Profile of Medical Patients who were Assessed as Requiring Observation-Level Services at Winnipeg Acute Care Hospitals in 1998/99.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2002. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)