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The National Center for Health Statistics will initiate the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in January 1973. The purpose of the survey is to collect objective, quantitative information that measures and describes ambulatory medical care services rendered in the United States. Data will be collected from practicing physicians, the only reliable source.
The survey will be conducted on a continuing basis, and during the first year approximately 1600 physicians will be selected, by using scientific sampling techniques, from AMA and AOA master files. The sample physicians will be asked to provide information on a small number of their patients. Data collected will include information on age, race, sex, medical
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: Cooperation Needed. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:300. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-300_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):300.
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