Term: Service Transfer Code

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04


A numeric field identifying additional hospital service(s) that the patient received while in a different patient service in the admitting hospital or services received upon transfer to a different institution (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. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] (View)