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Term: Resource Use

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


In this report, resource use is defined as the history of service use of a cohort of people over a five-year period, often comparing those with "cumulative disorders" (i.e. one or more of five psychiatric diagnoses: depression, anxiety states, substance abuse, personality disorder, or schizophrenia) to a cohort of Manitobans with no psychiatric diagnosis. The resource use rates are annualized, that is, given as an average rate per year. Analysis was performed by males, females, and by both sexes. Physician Use, Hospital Use, Home Care Use, Pharmaceutical Use, and Personal Care Home (PCH) Use are all examined.

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  • 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. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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