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Trends in Inpatient Hospital Deaths: National Hospital Discharge Survey, 2000-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db118.pdf

In both 2000 and 2010, about one-third of all U.S. deaths occurred in short-stay, general hospitals, despite research that shows that Americans would prefer to die in their own homes.  This report shows trends related to deaths in hospitals and characteristics of those deaths. From the National Center for Health Statistics