Term: Hospital Abstracts Data

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-05-12


Health data maintained by Manitoba Health consisting of hospital forms/computerized records containing summaries of demographic and clinical information (e.g., gender, postal code, diagnoses and procedure codes) completed at the point of discharge from the hospital. Several hundred thousand abstracts per year are submitted for all separations from acute and chronic care facilities in Manitoba and for all Manitobans admitted to out-of-province facilities. The Hospital Abstracts Data include records of both Manitoba residents and non-Manitoba residents hospitalized in Manitoba facilities and information about inpatient and day surgery services.

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In MCHP research, the Hospital Abstracts data has also been defined as: Hospital Discharge Abstracts Data, Hospital Discharge Abstracts Database, Discharge Abstracts, Hospital Abstract, Hospital Abstracts Database, Hospital Discharge Abstract, Hospital Discharge Database, and Hospital Separation Abstract.

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