Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-030-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National ambulatory medical care survey, 1978.  [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: 8047

Date Accessioned: 8/4/1994

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: Data are in card image.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 7/15/1994

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy plus machine-readable.

Abstract: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) contains data on medical care provided in physicians' offices and is a continuously sampled survey based on a nationwide sample of patient records.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

RESTRICTIONS: In preparing the data tapes for these collections, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image

SUBJECT TERMS: disease and pathology. health. health facilities. hospitals. medical care and histories. nursing care. physicians. quality of life. United States.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct