Term: ALC (Alternate Level of Care) Hospitalization

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04


Hospitalizations that include some portion of the length of stay designated as alternate level of care (ALC). Note that patients can be admitted as ALC, or can change designation from acute care to ALC (Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), 2010).

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  • Canadian Institute for Health Information. Discharge Abstract Database Abstracting Manual, 2010-2011 Edition. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2010.(View)

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  • 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)