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|Access to Files:||Data and Documentation|
|Title:||National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1991 [United States]|
|Primary Investigator(s):||United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)|
|Abstract:||The National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) collects medical and demographic information annually from a sample of hospital discharge records. Variables include the patients' demographic characteristics (sex, age, race, marital status), dates of admission and discharge, status at discharge, final diagnoses, surgical and nonsurgical procedures, dates of surgeries, and sources of payment. Information on hospital characteristics such as bedside, ownership, and region of the country is also included.|
|Universe:||Patient discharges from nonfederal short-stay hospitals located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.|