Term: Medical Patient

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

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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References 

  • Bruce S, De Coster C, Trumble-Waddell J, Burchill C. Patients hospitalized for medical conditions in Winnipeg, Canada: appropriateness and level of care. Healthc Manage Forum 2002;Suppl(4 Suppl):53-57. [Abstract] (View)
  • 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. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2002. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)