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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2006 [electronic resource]

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
Format
Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2010
Edition
2010-06-11
Language
English
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ICPSR
ICPSR (Series)
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Abstract
The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (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. For the 2006 survey, data were collected from 236 OPDs and 464 EDs. Among the variables included are age, race, and sex of the patient, reason for the visit, physician's diagnoses, cause of injury, surgical procedures (OPDs only), medication therapy, and expected source of payment. For 2006, additional updates and revisions have been made to both the emergency department and outpatient department data, including modifications to pre-existing variables and the inclusion of new variables pertaining but not limited to electronic medical record systems and diagnostic screening services.
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ICPSR 28321
ICPSR (Series) 28321
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