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Utilization of short-stay hospitals; annual summary for the United States, 1980
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    This report presents statistics on the utilization of non-Federal short-stay hospitals based on data collected through the National Hospital Discharge Survey from a national sample of the hospital records of discharged inpatients. Estimates are provided by the demographic characteristics of patients discharged, conditions diagnosed, and surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed, and by geographic region, bed size, and ownership of hospitals that provided inpatient care. Measurements of hospital utilization are given in terms of frequency, rate, percent, and average length of stay.

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    [Barbara J. Haupt]. ; Includes bibliographical references (p. 13). ;
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