Metadata for Health - Discharge Abstracts Database (Hospital Separations)

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Metadata for Hospital Discharge Abstracts (Hospital Separations File) - 1985 to 2020, including de-identified records of discharges, transfers and deaths of in-patients from acute care hospitals in BC, including day surgeries. Files are grouped in fiscal years by separation date, not the date of admission.

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This record describes the fields (variables) in a collection of administrative data files created for statistical analysis. Access to the data this record is about is granted through the Data Innovation Program. For more information about the program please visit

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The data was extracted from the Ministry of Health Data Warehouse and provided to the Data Innovation Program for use and stewardship.

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Record Published 2020-03-09
Record Last Modified 2021-03-05
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