Term: Pregnancy and Birth Service Type

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04

Definition:

An inpatient hospitalization where the main reason for the hospital stay was related to pregnancy or birth. In Fransoo et al. (2013), pregnancy and birth hospitalizations were defined by a major clinical category (MCC) code 13, and supplemented with hospitalizations with a Most Responsible Diagnosis code containing ICD-10-CA codes Z32-Z35 (for hospitalizations with an ungroupable Case Mix Group (CMG™) code only.) Only patients age 18 at older at time of admission were placed into this category. See Service Type - Hospital for further details about classification of hospitalizations and days of care.

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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)