Term: Utilization of Hospital Resources

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

A module of the Population Health Information System that examines Manitoba's utilization of hospital resources. This includes measures of overall use of hospital care, use of long stay, short stay, and outpatient surgical care, issues of access to hospitals, and patterns of care that contribute to differential utilization of hospitals in relation to measures of need for medical care.

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References 

  • 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)