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Data Uses


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NHDS, NHAMCS, and DAWN data have been used to produce many different types of reports and statistics on inpatient, ED, and OPD care. Data from NHCS would similarly be used to produce statistics like the ones featured in the reports and graphs below. Included here are a few examples:


Published Reports


Graphs by Topic


Fact Sheets


Future NHCS Data Uses

NHCS will continue to provide national statistics on health care utilization.  Additionally, it will be possible to link within hospitals to measure: 

  • Multiple inpatient admissions within and across years;
  • Inpatients who visited the ED within 24-72 hours of discharge;
  • Repeat visits to the ED; and
  • Care delivered in the inpatient, ED, and/or OPD settings.

NHCS data can also be linked to outside databases such as the National Death Index to measure 30-, 60-, or 90-day mortality.



National Hospital Care Survey

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