The National Hospital Discharge Survey (2010) summarizes the state of patients at the end of their hospital admissions. The US CDC publishes the data in the public domain, and describes it as follows: The National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) is a continuing nationwide sample survey of short-stay hospitals in the United States. The scope of NHDS encompasses patients discharged from noninstitutional hospitals, exclusive of military and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, located in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Only hospitals having six or more beds for in-patient use are included in the survey. See < https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhds> for more information.