Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Total Acuity by Income Status

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Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Analyses undertaken by MCHP have demonstrated that individuals of lower socioeconomic status have higher rates of admission to hospital and spend more days in hospital than those of higher socioeconomic status. Total acuity was investigated on admission and for subsequent days in hospital by income quintile, a measure of socioeconomic status. Income Quintiles are based on postal codes which have been sorted by average household income value.

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  • Bruce S, De Coster C, Trumble-Waddell J, Burchill C, De Haney S. Acuity of Patients Hospitalized for Medical Conditions at Winnipeg Acute Care Hospitals. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, 2001. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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