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Title: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1992      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06585.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR06585.v1
description:
The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) was inaugurated in 1992 to fill a gap in data about ambulatory medical care in the United States. Although the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) collects annual data on patient visits to physician offices, it excludes the hospital emergency room and outpatient department visits that make up a large part of the total ambulatory care received each year. The 1992 NHAMCS provides data from samples of patient records selected from emergency departments (EDs) and outpatient departments (OPDs) of a national sample of hospitals. The resulting national estimates describe the use of hospital ambulatory medical care services in the United States. Between December 2, 1991, and December 27, 1992, data were collected from 314 OPDs and 437 EDs. Among the variables included are age, race, and sex of the patient, along with the reason for the visit, physician's diagnoses, cause of injury (ED only), surgical procedures (OPD only), medication therapy, and expected source of payment.
description:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics, 2015, "National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1992", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06585.v1
name:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997