HOSPITAL STAY

The time a PATIENT using a bed stays on one HOSPITAL SITE during a HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL. In some circumstances a PATIENT may take HOME LEAVE, or LEAVE OF ABSENCE for 28 days or less, or have a current period of ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE of 28 days or less, which does not interrupt the HOSPITAL STAY. If there is any time spent as a LODGED PATIENT before transfer to WARD this is included in the HOSPITAL STAY.

This class is also known by these names:

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plural HOSPITAL STAYS