Term: Type of Hospital Care

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

Defined using Diagnosis Related Group (DRG)™ categories including: surgical, medical, obstetrical, psychiatric and newborn. Surgical and medical cases were further classified as emergent/urgent (admitted as emergency) or scheduled (elective) based on the admission status reported on the hospital discharge abstract.

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References 

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