Term: Hospital Days Used in Long Stays (14+ days)
Last Updated: 2013-10-30
An inpatient hospitalization lasting 14 days or more was considered a long hospital stay. The age- and sex-adjusted rate of hospital days used in long stays was calculated per 1,000 residents for two different fiscal years - 2006/07 and 2011/12. If a resident had more than one long hospitalization in the period, then the days used in all long hospitalizations were summed. The total length of stay of each hospital episode is counted, taking into account transfers so as to not double-count days in hospital. Hospital episodes lasting longer than one year were truncated to a maximum of 365 days to remove influential outliers. All Manitoba hospitals were included; personal care homes (PCHs), nursing stations, and long-term care facilities were excluded (Deer Lodge Centre, Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre, Rehabilitation Centre for Children, and Riverview Health Centre). Out-of-province hospitalizations for Manitoba residents were also included. In cases of birth, newborn hospitalizations were excluded (the mother's hospitalization was included). The denominator includes all Manitoba residents as of December 31, 2006 and 2011.