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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1996 outpatient department summary.
Adv Data. 1997 Dec 17AD

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This report describes ambulatory care visits to hospital outpatient departments in the United States. Statistics are presented on selected patient and visit characteristics.

METHODS

The data presented in this report were collected from the 1996 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). NHAMCS is part of the ambulatory care component of the National Health Care Survey that measures health care utilization across various types of providers. NHAMCS is a national probability survey of visits to hospital outpatient and emergency departments of non-Federal, short-stay, and general hospitals in the United States. Sample data were weighted to produce annual estimates.

RESULTS

During 1996, an estimated 67.2 million visits were made to hospital outpatient departments in the United States, about 25.4 visits per 100 persons. Overall, visits rates did not vary by age. Females and black persons had higher rates of visits than males and white persons, respectively. There were an estimated 6.8 million injury--related outpatient department visits during 1996.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10182645

Citation

McCaig, L F.. "National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1996 Outpatient Department Summary." Advance Data, 1997, pp. 1-17.
McCaig LF. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1996 outpatient department summary. Adv Data. 1997.
McCaig, L. F. (1997). National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1996 outpatient department summary. Advance Data, (294), 1-17.
McCaig LF. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1996 Outpatient Department Summary. Adv Data. 1997 Dec 17;(294)1-17. PubMed PMID: 10182645.
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TY - JOUR T1 - National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 1996 outpatient department summary. A1 - McCaig,L F, PY - 1997/11/19/pubmed PY - 1997/11/19/medline PY - 1997/11/19/entrez SP - 1 EP - 17 JF - Advance data JO - Adv Data IS - 294 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This report describes ambulatory care visits to hospital outpatient departments in the United States. Statistics are presented on selected patient and visit characteristics. METHODS: The data presented in this report were collected from the 1996 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). NHAMCS is part of the ambulatory care component of the National Health Care Survey that measures health care utilization across various types of providers. NHAMCS is a national probability survey of visits to hospital outpatient and emergency departments of non-Federal, short-stay, and general hospitals in the United States. Sample data were weighted to produce annual estimates. RESULTS: During 1996, an estimated 67.2 million visits were made to hospital outpatient departments in the United States, about 25.4 visits per 100 persons. Overall, visits rates did not vary by age. Females and black persons had higher rates of visits than males and white persons, respectively. There were an estimated 6.8 million injury--related outpatient department visits during 1996. SN - 0147-3956 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10182645/National_Hospital_Ambulatory_Medical_Care_Survey:_1996_outpatient_department_summary_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -