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National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1980: Drug Mentions

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Series
Publication Date
1989-09-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
ambulatory care; doctor visits; health care services; medical care; medical evaluation; medical records; medications; patient care; patients; physicians; prescription drugs; treatment
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection is the latest in a series of surveys that offer information on patients' visits to a national sample of office-based physicians. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) collect information on all drugs/medications ordered, administered, or provided during the visits. In 1980 51,372 drugs were mentioned in the national sample of 46,081 patient visits. The data items include the medication code, generic name and code, brand name, entry status, prescription status, federal controlled substance status, composition status, and related ingredient codes.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Office visits to nonfederally employed physicians classified by the American Medical Association (AMA) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as "office-based, patient care" (excluding specialties of anesthesiology, pathology, and radiology), from 87 Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) in the United States.
Sampling
Stratified multistage probability design. In the first stage the PSUs were selected by a modified probability proportional-to-size procedure using separate sampling frames for SMSAs and for nonmetropolitan counties. The second stage consisted of a probability sample of practicing physicians selected from the master files maintained by the AMA and AOA. Within each PSU, all eligible physicians were stratified by nine specialty groups. The groups are: general/family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, other medical specialties, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, other surgical specialties, psychiatry, and other specialties. The final stage was the selection of patient visits within the annual practices of sample physicians. This involved two steps. First, the total physician sample was divided into 52 with each physician randomly assigned to one of the 52 weeks in the survey year. Second, a systematic random sample of visits was selected by the physician during the assigned week.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9174 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09174.v1
Publications
  • Beardsley, Robert S., Gardocki, Gloria J., Larson, David B., Hidalgo, Julia. Prescribing of psychotropic medication by primary care physicians and psychiatrists. Archives of General Psychiatry.45, (12), 1117-1119.1988.
    • ID: 10.1001/archpsyc.1988.01800360065009 (DOI)
  • Bryant, E. Earl, Shimizu, Iris. Sample design, sampling variance, and estimation procedures for the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 2: Data Evaluation and Methods Research.108, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1988.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr2_108.pdf (URL)
  • Jencks, Stephen F.. Recognition of mental distress and diagnosis of mental disorder in primary care. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.253, (13), 1903-1907.1985.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.253.13.1903 (DOI)
  • Cypress, Beulah K.. Patterns of ambulatory care in internal medicine: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: January 1980-December 1981. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13: Data From the National Health Survey.80, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1984.
  • Cypress, Beulah K.. Patterns of ambulatory care in pediatrics: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: United States, January 1980-December 1981. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13: Data From the National Health Survey.75, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1983.
  • Koch, Hugo K.. Drug utilization in office-based practice, a summary of findings: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13: Data From the National Health Survey.65, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1982.
  • Tenney, James B., White, Kerr L., Williamson, John W.. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: Background and Methodology: United States, 1967-72. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 2: Data Evaluation and Methods Research.61, Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1974.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_061.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1989): National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1980: Drug Mentions. Archival Version. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09174