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Office visits to otolaryngologists : National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey : United States, 1975-1976
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    Based on data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), this re- port describes an estimated 27,192,000 visits made to the offices of otolaryngologists over the 2-year span from January 1975 through De­ cember 1976. NAMCS is a sample survey de- signed 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 principally engaged in office-based, patient-care practice. Excluded from the sample are an indeterminate number of physicians who render some office-based ambulatory care but whose patient-care activities are secondary to another primary role such as teaching, research, or administration. Also excIuded from the NAMCS scope are physicians who are hospital based; those whose specialty is anesthesiology, pathology, or radiology; and physicians in Federal Service.

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