2/25/20: New US profile: National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS)

The National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) replaced the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) in 2011.  It provides information to assess the health of the population through the creation of a dataset that contains information on health care utilization as well as demographic characteristics, medical conditions, and treatment of patients who use hospitals for inpatient and ambulatory medical care in the United States.

National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) (USA)

Database Contact Data

Anita Bercovitz, MPH, PhD
Health Scientist
Ambulatory and Hospital Care Statistics Branch
NCHS, Division of Health Care Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
USA
Phone: +1 (301) 458-4638

Alternate Contact

Hospital Care Team
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
USA
Phone: +1 (301) 458-4321

References of Studies Using/Describing Database

1. Brown AM, DeFrances C, Crane, E, Cai R, Naeger S.  Identification of substance-involved emergency department visits using data from the National Hospital Care Survey.  National Health Statistics Reports; no 114.  Hyattsville MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.

2. Williams S, Gousen S, DeFrances C. National Hospital Care Survey demonstration projects.  Pneumonia hospitalizations and emergency department visits.  National Health Statistics Reports; no 116. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.

3. Levant S, Chari K, DeFrances C. National Hospital Care Survey Demonstration Projects: Traumatic Brain Injury. Natl Health Stat Report. 2016 Jul;(97):1-16.

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