National Hospital Discharge Survey Series

Investigator(s): National Center for Health Statistics

In 1964, the National Center for Health Statistics initiated a continuous sample of hospital discharge records, collecting medical and demographic information for calculating statistics on hospital utilization, and on the nature and treatment of illness among the hospitalized population. In the surveys, which are made available in annual public use files, data are abstracted from medical records for a sample of patients discharged from a sample of nonfederal short-stay hospitals across the nation.

Data in the Series

Study
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1987
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2007
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2002
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1979-1992: Multi-Year Data
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1986
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1991
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1990
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1989
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1984
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1982
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2001
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1983
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2000
National Hospital Discharge Survey: 1979, 1980, and 1981
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2006
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1979-2006: Multi-Year Public Use File
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2004
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2005
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1976
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1975
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1973
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1985
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1999
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1970
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1974
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2008
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1978
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1993
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1977
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1994
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1995
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1988
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1997
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1992
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1998
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1996
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1979-2000: Multi-Year Public Use File
National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2003