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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:
- Hospitalization for Total Hip Replacement among Inpatients Aged 45 and Over: United States, 2000–2010
- Emergency Department Visits for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injuries: United States, 2010–2011
- Hospitalizations for Patients Aged 85 and Over in the United States, 2000–2010
- Median Emergency Department (ED) Wait and Treatment Times, by Triage Level — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2010–2011
- Highlights of the 2011 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Findings on Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits
- Benzodiazepines in Combination with Opioid Pain Relievers or Alcohol: Greater Risk of More Serious ED Visit Outcomes
- Rate of any-listed septicemia or sepsis discharges, by age: United States, 2000-2010
- Estimated annual number of females with deliveries discharged from short-stay hospitals, by type of delivery: United States, 2000-2010
- Rate per 100,000 population of inpatients age ≥65 with Clostridium difficile, by age: United States, 1996-2010
- Percentage of Emergency Department Visits by Persons Aged ≤18 Years, by Primary Expected Source of Payment —United States, 2001–2002 to 2009–2010
- Type of provider seen at hospital outpatient department visits, by hospital location: United States, 2010-2011
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.