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Information on the use of physician services by the civilian,
noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Data were collected in 1971 as part of the Health
An estimated 72.4% of the population saw or talked to a physician within the 12-month period, and an additional
11.7% last saw a doctor in the previous 12 to 24 months. The annual volume of physician visits (exclusive of
visits to hospital inpatients) was 999.3 million, or 4.9 visits per person per year. However, about 5% of the
population made 13 or more visits per person per year. A cumulative percent distribution
Physician Visits, Volume and Interval Since Last Visit, United States, 1971.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:445. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-445_7
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):445.
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