National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1995 (ICPSR 2354)

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Summary:

The National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) supply data on ambulatory medical care provided in physicians' offices. The 1995 survey contains information from 36,875 patient visits to 1,883 physicians' offices. Data are available on the patient's smoking habits, reason for the visit, expected source of payment, the physician's diagnosis, and the kinds of diagnostic and therapeutic services rendered. Other variables cover drugs/medications ordered, administered, or provided during office visits, such as medication code, generic name and code, brand name, entry status, prescription status, federal controlled substance status, composition status, and related ingredient codes. Information is included on the physician's specialization and geographic location. Demographic information on patients, such as age, sex, race, and ethnicity, was also collected.

Series: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Series

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  • These data are freely available.

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Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1995. ICPSR02354-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02354.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   ambulatory care, doctor visits, health care services, medical care, medical evaluation, medical records, medications, patient care, patients, physicians, prescription drugs, smoking, treatment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1995

Data Collection Notes:

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

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