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Title: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1996      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02355.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR02355.v1
description:
The National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) supply data on ambulatory medical care provided in physicians' offices. The 1996 survey contains information from 29,805 patient visits to 1,500 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.
description:
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics, 2015, "National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1996", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02355.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