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Term: Cost - Inpatient hospital care/day surgery

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-10-31


The cost assigned to each person that is discharged from hospital after having been admitted for an inpatient stay or day surgery. The cost is assigned using the Resource Intensity Weight (RIW™) attributed to each discharge by CIHI. This RIW is multiplied by a standard average cost per weighted case (CWC) to produce an estimated cost for each stay. Individuals receiving outpatient care (other than day surgery) are not included in the discharge database and therefore cannot have a cost assigned for their care.

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