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Table 215a: Outpatient visits where patient was referred to another physician, by race, United States, 2000-2001a

  Total White Black API AI/AN >1 Race
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                         
Total 5.4 0.2 5.3 0.2 5.9 0.5 6.5 0.9 * * * *
                         
Age                        
    0-17 4.0 0.3 3.9 0.3 5.1 0.7 * * * * * *
    18-44 5.8 0.3 5.5 0.4 6.2 0.7 8.8 1.8 * * * *
    45-64 6.4 0.4 6.4 0.4 6.2 0.8 * * * * * *
    65 and over 5.1 0.3 4.9 0.3 6.0 1.0 7.4 1.7 * * * *
                         
Gender                        
    Female 5.4 0.2 5.3 0.3 5.6 0.5 7.0 1.2 * * * *
    Male 5.4 0.3 5.2 0.3 6.4 0.8 5.7 0.9 * * * *
                         
Payment source                        
    Private 5.6 0.3 5.5 0.3 5.5 0.6 6.3 1.1 * * * *
    Medicare 4.6 0.3 4.5 0.3 5.4 1.0 7.5 2.1 * * * *
    Medicaid 5.8 0.5 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.7 * * * * * *
    Uninsured 5.0 0.5 4.8 0.5 7.4 1.7 * * * * * *
                         
Residence location                        
    Urban (MSA) 5.4 0.3 5.3 0.3 5.9 0.5 6.5 0.9 * * * *
    Rural (Non-MSA) 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5 5.8 1.2 * * * * * *
                         

aPercentages presented in this table are based on the total number of visits for the variable of interest. For example, Total percent is the percent of all visits where the patient was referred to another physician. All percentages are calculated using weighted numbers. The NAMCS/NHAMCS question is "Visit disposition?" 5. Referred to other physician.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

 

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