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Office visits to ophthalmologists : National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 1976
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    Using data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), this report describes an estimated 29.3 million visits made The listing that follows shows the prominent to the offices of ophthalmologists in 1976. The position occupied by ophthalmologists in the provision of office-based ambulatory care. With their 29.3 million visits in 1976, they were exceeded only by the primary care and/or more

    NAMCS is a sample survey designed to explore the provision and utilization of ambulatory care in the physician’s office—the setting where most Americans seek health care. The survey is conducted yearly throughout the coterminous United States by the Division of Health Resources Utilization Statistics of the National Center for Health Statistics. The survey sample is selected from doctors of medicine and osteopathy who are primarily engaged in office-based, patient-care practice. In its current scope, NAMCS excludes physicians practicing in AIaska and Hawaii; physicians whose specialty is anes­thesiology, pathology, or radiology; physicians in Federal service.


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