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BED-DAYS

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Definition:
A bed-day is a day during which a person is confined to a bed and in which the patient stays overnight in a hospital. Day cases (patients admitted for a medical procedure or surgery in the morning and released before the evening) should be excluded.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006