National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2001 (ICPSR 3816)

Published: Oct 30, 2003 View help for published

Principal Investigator(s): View help for Principal Investigator(s)
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03816.v1

Version V1

The National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) supply data on ambulatory medical care provided in physicians' offices. The 2001 survey contains information from 24,281 patient visits to 1,230 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, with information on medication code, generic name and code, brand name, entry status, prescription status, federal controlled substance status, composition status, and related ingredient codes. Information is also included on the physician's specialization and geographic location. Demographic information on patients, such as age, sex, race, and ethnicity, was also collected.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2001  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003-10-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03816.v1

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote

In preparing the data file for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution NCHS requires, under Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

2001
2001

(1) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (2) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by the principal investigator as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

The 2000 NAMCS utilized a multistage probability sample design. Primary sampling units (PSUs) were selected in the first stage, physician practices within PSUs in the second stage, and patient visits to selected physicians in the third stage.

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.

questionnaires completed by physicians

survey data, and administrative records data

2003-10-30

2003-10-30

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL AMBULATORY MEDICAL CARE SURVEY, 2001. ICPSR release. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03816.v1

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

NACDA logo

This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).