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Term: Hospital Separation Rate

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-08-10


This measures the crude and adjusted rate of hospitalizations (separations) per 1,000 residents in a fiscal year. Both inpatient hospital stays and surgical outpatient records are included; newborn (birth) hospitalizations were excluded (i.e., the mother is counted, the baby is not). Multiple admissions of the same person were counted as separate events. However, transfers between hospitals for the same episode of care are only counted as one event. All Manitoba hospitals were included; PCHs and Long-Term Care facilities were excluded (Riverview, Deer Lodge, Rehabilitation Centre for Children, and Adolescent Treatment Centre). For consistency over time, outpatient hospital separations with a principal procedure code for a biopsy were also excluded. Surgical outpatients only attending the hospital for a biopsy did not require a hospital discharge abstract as of April 1, 2001. The denominator includes all Manitoba residents.

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