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United States National Hospital Discharge Survey 1996


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1996 - 12/1996
Series or system 
United States National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)
Data type
  • Discharge
  • Inpatient
  • Nationally representative

The NHDS was conducted annually from 1965 to 2010 by the National Center for Health Statistics. The NHDS survey collected medical and demographic information from a sample of discharge records selected from a national sample of non-Federal, short-stay hospitals (where stay average is less than 30 days). This survey was succeeded in 2011 by the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS), which combines the data collected by the NHDS with data collected by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS).

Abortion, Acute glomerulonephritis, Alopecia, Appendicitis, Asbestosis, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, Bacterial skin diseases, Beds, Blood disorders, COPD, Cardiomyopathies, Cellulitis, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Clostridium difficile, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, Decubitus ulcer, Dermatitis, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Drownings, Echinococcosis, Encephalitis, Endocarditis, Endocrine disorders, Endometriosis, Falls, Female infertility, Fungal skin diseases, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Gastritis and duodenitis, Genital prolapse, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Gynecological diseases, Heart failure, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hospitals, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, ICD-9, Immune system disorders, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Interstitial lung diseases, Intestinal infectious diseases, Ischemic heart disease, Klinefelter syndrome, Length of stay, Lower respiratory infections, Lymphatic filariasis, Male infertility, Marital status, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal sepsis, Meningitis, Neonatal conditions, Obstructed labor, Pancreatitis, Peptic ulcer disease, Peripheral vascular diseases, Pneumoconiosis, Poisonings, Race, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Scabies, Silicosis, Skin diseases, Stroke, Suffocation, Syphilis, Turner syndrome, Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, Unintentional firearm injuries, Urinary diseases, Urolithiasis, Uterine fibroids, Vascular insufficiency of intestine, Viral skin diseases, Eclampsia, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Ectopic pregnancy, Down's syndrome, Musculoskeletal anomalies, Neural tube defects, Abortive outcome, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Burns, Unintentional injuries, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Animal injuries, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Foreign bodies, Exposure to forces of nature, Self-inflicted injuries, Firearms