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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Outpatient visits where the patient was referred to another physician.

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Table

223 Outpatient visits where the patient was referred to another physician, United States, 2001–2002, by

  • Race

Data Source

CDC, NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)—Outpatient Departments.

Denominator

Number of visits to office-based physicians and hospital outpatient departments.

Numerator

Number of visits to office-based physicians and hospital outpatient departments where the patient was referred to another physician.

Comments

The NAMCS/NHAMCS question is "Visit disposition" with response "referred to other physician."

 

 

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