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1981 summary : National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
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    During 1981 an estimated 585.2 million office visits were made to nonfederally employed, office-based physicians in the conterminous United States, an average of 2.6 office visits per person per year. These and other estimates presented in this report are based on data collected in the 1981 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, a probability sample survey conducted annually through 1981 by the Division of Health Care Statistics the National Center for Health Statistics. The physician sample for the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) is selected, with the cooperation of the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association, from a list of nonfederally employed physicians who are principally engaged in office-based practice. Physicians practicing in Alaska and Hawaii, and physicians in the specialties of anesthesiology, pathology, and radiology are excluded from the survey. This report provides an overview of the data from the 1981 NAMCS. Utilization of office-based ambulatory medical care services is described in terms of the number and percent of office visits and of annual visit rates. Suggested citation: National Center for Health Statistics, L. Lawrence and T. McLemore: 1981 Summary: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Advance Data From Vital and Hea/th Statistics, No. 88. DH HS Pub. No. (PHS) 83-1250. Public Health Service, Hyattsville, Md. March 16, 1983. PMID: 10260569 ad088acc.pdf
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