National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)

Overview
Survey designed to meet the need for information on characteristics of inpatients discharged from non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States. Link/Data

Population
Hospitals with an average length of stay of fewer than 30 days for all patients, general hospitals, or children’s general hospitals are included in the survey. Federal, military, and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, as well as hospital units of institutions (such as prison hospitals), and hospitals with fewer than six beds staffed for patient use, are excluded.

Cost
$0

Clearance?
No. There isn’t an additional clearance step.

Years Available 
1965-2010

Linked Datasets
Geocodes

Study Type
Survey

File Types
CD-ROM (1970-1978), text file
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About Shenita

Life Science Informationist at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library - Emory University.
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