Term: Inpatient Hospitalization / Inpatient Hospitalizations / Hospitalizations

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-07-30


A hospitalization is simply defined as a single, continuous stay in the hospital system, irrespective of transfers between hospitals. These are hospitalizations during which patients are formally admitted to the hospital for diagnostic, medical, or surgical treatment and typically stay for one or more days. Transfers between hospitals, within the same hospitalization period (days are continuous) are not counted as separate events. Multiple admissions of the same person are counted as separate events. Out-of-province hospitalizations for Manitoba residents are also included.

As an indicator, this measures the total number of inpatient hospital separations per 1,000 residents per year.


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