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National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1990 [United States]

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Title:National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1990 [United States]
Study Number:636
Catalog Date:03/21/2000
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Source:ICPSR
Access Restrictions:No
Abstract:The National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) supply data on ambulatory medical care provided in physicians' offices. The 1990 survey contains information from 43,469 patient visits to 1,684 physicians. Data are available on the patient's reason for the visit, the physician's diagnosis, and the kinds of diagnostic and therapeutic services rendered. Information is included on the physician's specialization and geographical location. Demographic information on patients, such as age, sex, race, and ethnicity, was also collected.
Universe:Office visits made within the United States by patients of non-federally employed physicians who were primarily involved in office-based patient care activities, but not engaged in the specialties of radiology, pathology, or anesthesiology.

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