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Discharge is the formal release of an in-patient from an acute care institution after a period of "hospitalization". It includes deaths in hospitals, but excludes same-day separations and transfers to other care units within the same institution.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2007: Statistics and Indicators for 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2007, Data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, July 13, 2007