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United States National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 2010


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2010
Series or system 
United States National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
Data type
  • Emergency
  • Nationally representative
  • Outpatient

NHAMCS is based on outpatient visits to physicians and hospital emergency rooms and is designed to collect data on the use of ambulatory care services.  Conducted in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, it is a national sample of noninstitutional general and short stay hospitals excluding federal, military and VA hospitals.

Adverse effects of medical treatments, Alcohol use, Allergies, Alopecia, Ambulances, Anxiety, Appetite loss, Asthma, Back pain, Bacterial skin diseases, Biopsy, Blood disorders, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Bone mineral density, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cellulitis, Cerebrovascular diseases, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Clinical breast exams, Congenital anomalies, Congestion, Cough, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Dialysis, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Digital rectal examinations, Edema, Education, Electrocardiograms, Emergency care, Encephalitis, Endocrine disorders, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Family planning, Fatigue, Fever, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Gastritis and duodenitis, General surgery, Glucose tests, Gynecological diseases, Gynecology, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care personnel, Health care services, Health education, Health facilities, Health insurance, Heart disease, Heart failure, Height, Home care, Hospitals, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertension, ICD-9, Illicit drug use, Immune system disorders, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Infectious diseases, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Intensive care units, Intentional injuries, Ischemic heart disease, Jaundice, Length of stay, Medical equipment, Medicines, Meningitis, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Morbidity, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Neck pain, Neurological conditions, Nurses, Nursing homes, Obesity, Orthopedic devices, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Outpatient facilities, Pain, Pancreatitis, Pap smears, Pediatrics, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical examinations, Physical therapy, Physicians, Poisonings, Prescriptions, Preterm birth complications, Preventive interventions, Pruritus, Pulse, Race, Radiation therapy, Rehabilitation, Rheumatoid arthritis, Scabies, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sense organ diseases, Skin diseases, Sore throat, Therapies, Tobacco use, Traditional medicine, Ultrasound, Unintentional injuries, Urinary diseases, Urine tests, Viral skin diseases, Vomiting, Weight, Weight change, X-rays, Lower respiratory infections, Otitis media, Cardiomyopathies, Silicosis, Cirrhosis of the liver, Female infertility, Male infertility, Acute glomerulonephritis, Urolithiasis, Uterine fibroids, Endometriosis, Genital prolapse, Fungal skin diseases, Decubitus ulcer, Dermatitis, Road traffic injuries, Drownings, Unintentional firearm injuries, Interpersonal violence, Burns, Suffocation, Animal injuries, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Foreign bodies, Exposure to forces of nature, Self-inflicted injuries, Firearms
Suggested citation 
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SRA International, Inc., United States Census Bureau. United States National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 2010. Hyattsville, United States: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).