Term: Typical Patient

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Last Updated: 2012-02-16

Definition:

In case mix classification systems, patients are categorized as typical or atypical based on several criteria. A typical patient is one that has a normal length of stay, whose treatment is completed in a single facility, and whose resource use is relatively homogeneous within their case mix classification. Typical patients can be assigned a relative resource weight according to their case mix classification. Both the DRG™ and CMG™ patient case mix classification systems distinguish between typical and atypical patients. For more information please see the term atypical patient .

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References 

  • 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)
  • Lloyd M, Shanahan M, Brownell M, Roos NP. Hospital Case Mix Costing Project 1991/92: Methodological Appendix. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1995. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Shanahan M, Lloyd M, Roos NP, Brownell M. Hospital Case Mix Costing Project 1991/92. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Full Report] (View)

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  • Finlayson G, Reimer J, Dahl M, Stargardter M, McGowan K. The Direct Cost of Hospitalizations in Manitoba, 2005/06. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2009. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)