Term: Hospital Days Used in Short Stays (1-13 days)
Last Updated: 2013-10-30
An inpatient hospitalization lasting one day to 13 days is considered a short hospital stay. The age- and sex-adjusted rate of hospital days used in short stays was calculated per 1,000 residents for two different fiscal years - 2006/07 and 2011/12. If a resident had more than one short hospitalization in the period, the days used in all short 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. 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.