This report presents national estimates of the use of non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States during 2004 and selected trend data. Numbers and rates of discharges, diagnoses, and procedures are shown by age and sex. Average lengths of stay are presented for all discharges and for selected diagnostic categories by age and by sex.
The estimates are based on medical abstract data collected through the 2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS). The survey has… CONTINUE READING