National hospital discharge survey: annual summary, 1996.

  title={National hospital discharge survey: annual summary, 1996.},
  author={Edmund J. Graves and Lola Jean Kozak},
  journal={Vital and health statistics. Series 13, Data from the National Health Survey},
  pages={i-iv, 1-46}
OBJECTIVES This report presents national estimates of the use of non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States during 1996 and selected trend data. Estimates are provided by demographic characteristics of patients discharged, geographic region of hospitals, conditions diagnosed, and surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed. Measurements of hospital use include number and rate of discharges and days of care, and the average length of stay. METHODS The estimates are based on data… CONTINUE READING

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