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United States National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 2015

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2015 - 12/2015
Data type
Survey:
  • Emergency
  • Nationally representative
  • Outpatient
Summary 

The United States National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (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 non-institutional general and short-stay hospitals, excluding federal, military and VA hospitals.

Keywords 
Adverse effects of medical treatments, Alcohol use disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Ambulances, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Back pain, Biopsy, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Bone mineral density, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cellulitis, Cerebrovascular diseases, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Colonoscopy, Congestion, Cough, Counseling, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Digestive diseases, Drug use disorders, Electrocardiograms, Emergency care, Endoscopy, Ethnicity, Exposure to forces of nature, Eye examinations, Falls, Family planning, Fever, Foreign bodies, Glucose tests, Gynecological diseases, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care services, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Hearing tests, Heart disease, Heart failure, Home care, Hospitals, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, ICD-9, Illicit drug use, Imaging equipment, Infectious diseases, Influenza, Injuries, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Ischemic heart disease, Length of stay, Lower respiratory infections, Medical equipment, Medical tests, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Migraine, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Noncommunicable diseases, Obesity, Orthopedic devices, Osteoporosis, Pain, Pap smears, Patient counts, Physical therapy, Poisonings, Pregnancy complications, Prescriptions, Public social assistance, Pulse, Race, Radiation therapy, Respiratory function tests, Road traffic injuries, Screening, Screening mammography, Self-inflicted injuries, Sense organ diseases, Skin diseases, Skin tests, Sleep disorders, Suffocation, Suicide, Symptoms, Tobacco use, Traditional medicine, Ultrasound, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, Urinary diseases, Urinary tract infections, Urine tests, Vomiting, X-rays
Citation
Suggested citation 
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SRA International, Inc., United States Census Bureau. United States National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey 2015. Hyattsville, United States: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.