Term: Level of Care (LOC) - In Hospital

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04


Level of care is a classification for hospitalizations according to type of care received (Fransoo et al., 2013). In Manitoba, the level of care is collected in the Hospital Discharge Abstract data as a one-digit code, using the following codes and descriptions:

NOTE: Level of care is collected as the second digit in the "Institution Number", "Institution From" and "Institution To" variables (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2004).

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