Patient characteristics and clinical caseload of short stay independent hospitals in England and Wales, 1992-3.

OBJECTIVE To describe and quantify the patients and clinical activities of independent short stay hospitals. DESIGN Retrospective survey of hospital records for sampled periods of one financial year and comparison with data from 1981 to 1986. SETTING 217 independent hospitals in England and Wales, 1992-3. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Distributions of sex… CONTINUE READING