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The number of days an individual stays in a hospital or in-patient facility. The average length of stay (ALOS) is computed by dividing the number of…
A statistical abstraction based on existing age-specific death rates. The average number of years an individual of age x is expected to live if…
A general term used to describe a relatively unsystematic budgetary chart of accounts. In addition to standard votes or “lines” for items such as “…
The price that suppliers display as the price at which they are prepared to sell their product and/or regulated by legislation. A list price is…
The practice of brand-name manufacturers seeking to further extend the market exclusivity periods for their medicines to maintain revenue streams.…
A range of health care, personal care and social services provided to individuals who, due to frailty or level of physical or intellectual disability…
Hospital beds accommodating patients requiring long term care due to chronic impairments and a reduced degree of independence in activities of daily…
Beds, dedicated to long term nursing care or used for palliative care, for people requiring ongoing health and nursing care due to chronic…