Term: Short Stay (Care)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-30

Definition:

A term used to describe the period of length of stay of hospital inpatients. The definition of short stay has varied in the research conducted at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP):

  • Roos et al. (1994) defined short stay as all hospital separations with a length of stay lasting less than 60 days.
    Black et al. (1993), Brownell et al. (1996), Frohlich et al. (1994) also used this definition in their research.

  • De Coster et al. (2000) defined short stay care as all hospital separations with a length of stay lasting less than 30 days.
    De Coster et al. (2005), Kozyrskyj et al. (2002), Martens et al. (2002), Martens et al. (2003) and Stewart et al. (2002) also used this definition in their research.

  • Fransoo et al. (2009) defined short stay care as all hospital separations with a length of stay lasting less than 14 days.
    Fransoo et al. (2013) also used this definition in their research.

 

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References 

  • De Coster C, Kozyrskyj A. Long-stay Patients in Winnipeg Acute Care Hospitals. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 2000. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, Burland E, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C. Manitoba RHA Indicators Atlas 2009. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2009. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Roos NP, Shapiro E. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The First Report. 1990-1992 . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)

Term used in 

  • Black C, Roos NP, Burchill CA. Utilization of Hospital Resources. Volume I: Key Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1993. [Full Report] (View)
  • Brownell M, Roos NP. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The Update Report 1993/1994. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • De Coster C, Bruce S, Kozyrskyj A. Use of acute care hospitals by long-stay patients: Who, how much, and why? Canadian Journal on Aging 2005;24(Suppl 1):97-106. [Abstract] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Bailly A, Allegro E. The 2013 RHA Indicators Atlas. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Frohlich N, Markesteyn T, Roos NP, Carriere KC, Black C, De Coster C, Burchill CA, MacWilliam L. A Report on the Health Status, Socio-Economic Risk and Health Care Use of the Manitoba Population, 1992-93 and Overview of the 1990-91 to 1992-93 Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Kozyrskyj A, Black C, Dunn E, Steinbach C, Chateau D. Discharge Outcomes for Long-Stay Patients in Winnipeg Acute Care Hospitals. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Kozyrskyj A, De Coster C, St John P. Long stay patients in Winnipeg acute care hospitals. Healthcare Manage Forum 2002;15(4 Suppl):15-20.(View)
  • Martens PJ, Bond R, Jebamani L, Burchill C, Roos NP, Derksen S, Beaulieu M, Steinbach C, MacWilliam L, Walld R, Dik N, Sanderson D, Health Information and Research Committee AoMC, Tanner-Spence M, Leader A, Elias B, O'Neil J. The Health and Health Care Use of Registered First Nations People Living in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2002. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Martens PJ, Fransoo R, The Need to Know Team, Burland E, Jebamani L, Burchill C, Black C, Dik N, MacWilliam L, Derksen S, Walld R, Steinbach C, Dahl M. The Manitoba RHA Indicators Atlas: Population-Based Comparison of Health and Health Care Use. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Stewart D, Finlayson G, MacWilliam L, Roos NP. Projecting Hospital Bed Needs for 2020. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2002. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)