Term: Hospital Catchment (Hospitalizations/Separations and Days)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-30

Definition:

This indicator provides information regarding where hospital patients came from with respect to geographic regions. The indicator looks at hospitalizations/separations from all hospitals in each health region/RHA and reports on the percent of hospitalizations provided to:

    (i) health region or RHA residents,
    (ii) residents of other health regions or RHAs,
    (iii) Winnipeg residents, and
    (iv) out-of-province residents.
In Fransoo et al. (2013), hospitalizations attributed to Non-Manitoba residents were included. For this analysis, the postal code information from the hospital abstract collected at time of hospitalization was used to assign residents to RHAs rather than sourced from the Manitoba Health Insurance Registry. The Registry is usually the "gold standard", but does not always capture all moves within the province if they are not reported and this discrepancy can be more noticeable when measuring indicators in less populated regions.

In Chartier et al. (2012), this term was called Catchment: Where Patients Came from for Separations.

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  • Chartier M, Finlayson G, Prior H, McGowan K, Chen H, de Rocquigny J, Walld R, Gousseau M. Health and Healthcare Utilization of Francophones in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, Burland E, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C. Manitoba RHA Indicators Atlas 2009. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2009. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Bailly A, Allegro E. The 2013 RHA Indicators Atlas. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Rajotte L. Who is in our Hospitals.and why? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)