This table provides inpatient separations made by local area residents to the top three accessed non-local facilities. The data is provided for the most recent fiscal year available. The data is provided for the most recent fiscal year available. An inpatient separation from a health care facility occurs anytime a patient (or resident) leaves because of death, discharge, sign-out against medical advice or transfer. The number of separations is the most commonly used measure of the utilization of hospital services. Separations, rather than admissions, are used because hospital abstracts for inpatient care are based on information gathered at the time of discharge. This indicator dataset contains information at both Local Geographic Area (for example, Lacombe, Red Deer, Calgary West Bow, etc.) and Alberta levels. Local geographic area refers to 132 geographic areas created by Alberta Health (AH) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) based on census boundaries. This table is the part of "Alberta Health Primary Health Care - Community Profiles" report published March 2019.
July 21, 2023
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Primary Health Care - Community Profiles: Table 11.2 Top3 Inpatient
Biennial (every 2 years)
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The Alberta Health Community Profiles are intended to highlight areas of need and provide relevant information to support the consistent and sustainable planning of primary healthcare services. Each Profile offers on overview of the current health status of residents in the Local Geographic Area (LGA), indicators of the area's current and future health needs, and evidence as to which quality services are needed on a timely and efficient basis to address the area's needs.
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