National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1992 (ICPSR 6528)

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Summary:

The National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) supply data on ambulatory medical care provided in physicians' offices. The 1992 survey contains information from 34,606 patient visits to 1,558 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.

Series: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Series

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL AMBULATORY MEDICAL CARE SURVEY, 1992. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06528.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, treatment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1992

Date of Collection:  

  • 1992

Universe:   Office visits made within the United States by patients of nonfederally employed physicians who were primarily involved in office-based patient care activities, but not engaged in the specialties of radiology, pathology, or anesthesiology.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

Methodology

Sample:   The 1992 NAMCS utilized a multistage probability sample design. Primary sampling units were selected in the first stage, physician practices within PSUs in the second stage, and patient visits to selected physicians in the third stage.

Data Source:

patient records completed by physicians

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