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United States National Hospital Discharge Survey 2008


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
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. This 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). The NHDS was succeeded in 2011 by the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS), which combined the data collected by the NHDS with data collected by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). 

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