Term: Palliative Service Type

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04


An inpatient hospitalization defined by International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CA) diagnosis code Z51.5, "Palliative care" or a main Patient Service code or Service Transfer code of 58, "Palliative care." This definition includes not only patients receiving palliative care in a designated unit at St. Boniface General Hospital or Riverview Health Centre, but also includes patients receiving palliative care in any acute care hospital that does not have a designated unit. Only patients age 18 at older at time of admission were placed into this category. See Service Type - Hospital for further details about classification of hospitalizations and days of care.

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