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National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1988 [electronic resource]

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Format
Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1991
Edition
1992-02-17
Language
English
Series
ICPSR
ICPSR (Series)
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions.
Abstract
The 1988 National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), which is part of a continuing sample of hospital discharge records, provides medical and demographic information used to calculate statistics on hospital utilization. This survey consists of data abstracted from the face sheets of medical records for sampled inpatients discharged from a national sample of nonfederal short-stay hospitals. The variables include information on the patient's demographic characteristics (sex, age, date of birth, race, marital status), dates of admission and discharge, status at discharge, diagnoses, procedures performed, and source of payment. Information on hospital characteristics, such as bedsize, ownership, and region of the country, is also included.
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ICPSR 9521
ICPSR (Series) 9521
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