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Notices to Readers Annual Report on Hospital Use Statistics

CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released an update of statistics on in-patient hospital use during 1989. NCHS's National Hospital Discharge Survey, a continuous survey conducted since 1965, abstracts data from approximately 233,000 medical records from 408 short-stay nonfederal hospitals. The number, rate, and average length of stay of patients discharged are shown by age, geographic region, and sex. Use by diagnosis and procedures is also included.

Copies of the report, 1989 Summary: National Hospital Discharge Survey, are available free of charge from the Scientific and Technical Information Branch, NCHS, CDC, Room 1064, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782; telephone (301) 436-8500.

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