Term: Hospital Episode / Hospital Episodes

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-06-22


A single, continuous stay in the hospital system, irrespective of transfers between hospitals. This indicator reports the rate of inpatient hospital episodes per 1000 residents. Transfers within the same hospitalization are not counted as separate events. Only hospitalizations of Manitoba residents are included.

Personal care homes, nursing stations and long-term care facilities (Deer Lodge Centre, Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre, Rehabilitation Centre for Children, and Riverview Health Centre) are excluded. Newborn hospitalizations are also excluded.

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