Term: Level of Care (LOC) - In Hospital
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:
0 - Acute Care, adult and child,
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).
1 - Day Surgery, adult and child,
2 - Rehabilitative Care,
3 - Chronic Care (Riverview Health Centre and Deer Lodge Centre only),
4 - Personal Care Home (PCH (nursing home)
5 - Psychiatric Facilities,
6 - Acute Care, paediatric (Winnipeg Children's Hospital only),
7 - Day Surgery, paediatric (Winnipeg Children's Hospital only), and
8 - Ambulatory care (Emergency department and outpatient department), and
9 - Provincially defined (includes clinics, Grace Hospital, Hospice Unit).
Canadian Institute for Health Information.
DAD Abstracting Manual Province-Specific Information for Manitoba 2004-2005 Edition .
Canadian Institute for Health Information,
Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Rajotte L.
Who is in our Hospitals.and why?
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
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