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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Health Care Utilization

People with an office-based or outpatient department visit in the past year

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Tables

171 Percent of persons with an office-based or outpatient department visit, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Denominator

U.S. population (civilian, non-institutionalized).

Numerator

U.S. population (civilian, non-institutionalized) who reported at least one office-based/outpatient department visit.

Comments

Office-based/outpatient department visits include:

  • Office-based visits (physician and non-physician)
  • Outpatient department visits (physician and non-physician)
  • Inpatient visits where the admission date was the same as the discharge date (i.e., "zero-night" stays).

 

 

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