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This article is about Multiple Encounter patients who have been discharged and re-admitted in a short time frame.

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ICU Definition

For ICU, a readmission is a patient where

  • (admit date/time) - (most recent ICU discharge date/time to ward or home) <= 72 hours
  • is not an Apache type elective surgery
  • might be readmitted from Ward within or outside Winnipeg hospitals or home or nursing home
    • can also specify to include only from any ward within the region.

Medicine Definition

For medicine, a readmission is a patient where

  • (admit date/time) - (most recent discharge date/time to the hospital) <= 7 days after their most recent discharge time to the hospital
  • is admitted from outside hospital

Legacy information

  • (Legacy: planned surgery used to be excluded, but this stopped because of insufficient data when we stopped collecting some APACHE elements in the medicine program Dec 31, 2006)

Data Use

Use in Category:Reporting

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