National Hospital Discharge Survey; annual summary, 1996
Published Date:January 1999
Corporate Authors:National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
Keywords:Admission And Discharge
Hospitals/Admission And Discharge/United States
Hospital Utilization/Statistics/United States
National Hospital Discharge Survey (U.S.)
Patient Discharge/Statistics/United States
Series:Vital and health statistics. Series 13, Data from the national health survey ; no. 140
DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 99-1711
Description:OBJECTIVES: This report presents national estimates of the use of non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States during 1996 and selected trend data. Estimates are provided by demographic characteristics of patients discharged, geographic region of hospitals, conditions diagnosed, and surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed. Measurements of hospital use include number and rate of discharges and days of care, and the average length of stay.
METHODS: The estimates are based on data collected through the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS). The survey has been conducted annually by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) since 1965. In 1996, data were collected for approximately 282,000 discharges. Of the 507 eligible non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the sample, 480 (95 percent) responded to the survey. Diagnoses and procedures are coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, or ICD-9-CM.
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