Term: Surgical Outpatients

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

Patients who receive surgical care as an outpatient (i.e. care that falls into one of the surgical DRG categories). Includes surgical procedures that could have been alternately performed on an inpatient basis (e.g. cataract surgery and hernia repair), but excludes minor procedures (e.g. toenail removal or skin biopsy). This has also been defined as patients identified in Hospital Discharge Abstracts data as outpatients who underwent surgery (based on Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)™) in an operating room.

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References 

  • 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)
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  • 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 

  • Roos NP, Burchill CA, Black CD. Utilization of hospital resources. Med Care 1995;33 (12 Suppl):55-72. [Abstract] (View)