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Term: ALC (Alternate Level of Care) Days of Hospital Care

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04


The number of days in hospital the patient was designated as alternate level of care (ALC). This can be the entire length of stay, or only a portion of the hospital stay (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)

Term used in 

  • 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. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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