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Annual Report on Hospital Use for 1990

CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has released an update of statistics on in-patient hospital use during 1990. NCHS's National Hospital Discharge Survey, a continuous survey conducted since 1965, abstracts data from approximately 266,000 medical records from 474 short-stay, nonfederal U.S. hospitals. The number, rate, and average length of stay of patients discharged are shown by age, geographic region, and sex. Use by diagnosis and surgical procedures is also included.

Copies of the report, 1990 Summary: National Hospital Discharge Survey (1), are available free of charge from the Scientific and Technical Information Branch, Division of Data Services, NCHS, CDC, Room 1064, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782; telephone (301) 436-8500.

Reference

  1. NCHS. 1990 Summary: National Hospital Discharge Survey. Hyattsville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, CDC, 1992. (Advance data no. 210).



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