National Hospital Discharge Survey: Annual Summary, 1993
In 1993 there were an estimated 30.8 million patients, excluding newborn infants, discharged from short-stay, non-Federal hospitals in the United States. These patients used 184.6 million days of care and had an average length of stay of 6.0 days. This information, along with other inpatient data by diagnosis, procedure, sex, age, and geographic region, is presented in the National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS) report, "National Hospital Discharge Survey: Annual Summary, 1993."
The statistics presented in this report are based on data collected through the National Hospital Discharge Survey for 1993. The survey has been conducted annually by NCHS since 1965. In 1993, data were collected for approximately 235,000 discharges. Of the hospitals eligible for participation, 466 (91 percent) responded to the survey.
Diagnoses and procedures are presented according to their code numbers in the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). Highlights from this report reveal the following:
Deliveries and heart disease together accounted for 8 million discharges and made up 26 percent of all first listed diagnoses.
Patients 65 years of age and over accounted for 36 percent of all discharges and used 48 percent of all days of care although they comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population.
At least one procedure was reported for 65 percent of discharges.
The number of discharges with HIV diagnoses increased from 10,000 in 1984 to 225,000 in 1993.
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January 11, 2007