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Study Report

Study Number: QG-030-016-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National ambulatory medical care survey, 1994.  [machine-readable data file] / U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6825

Date Accessioned: 7/10/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: This study is received on ICPSR periodic release CD-ROM, PCD97001. All its files are stored under subdirectory, S6825. The data file and the codebook file are stored in self-extracting compressed format.

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 6/1/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook file.

Abstract: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) supply data on ambulatory medical care provided in physicians' offices. The 1994 survey contains information from 33,598 patient visits to 1,704 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

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