Virginia M Freid

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OBJECTIVES This report presents national estimates of ambulatory health care use by children under 15 years of age according to principal diagnosis, place of visit (physician office, hospital outpatient department, and hospital emergency department), and patient characteristics (age, sex, and race). METHODS Data were from the National Ambulatory Medical(More)
Studies suggest that the presence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) adds a layer of complexity to disease management (1–6); recently the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established a strategic framework for improving the health of this population (2). This report presents estimates of the population aged 45 and over with two or more of nine(More)
This study investigates national changes between 1973-74 and 1985 in women's use of three preventive health services based on data from the National Health Interview Survey. Smoothed proportions of women with recent preventive care were estimated using weighted least squares for subgroups categorized by age (20-39, 40-59, 60-79), race (White, Black), income(More)
This report describes the plan and operation for the 1986 data collection wave of the Epidemiologic Followup to the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I). Tracing and data collection were conducted on 3,980 persons 55-74 years of age at NHANES I who were not known to be deceased in the 1982-84 data collection wave of the NHANES I(More)
KEY FINDINGS The percentage of physician office and hospital outpatient department (OPD) visits during which an MRI/CT/PET scan was ordered doubled, to 4%, and the percentage of hospital emergency department visits with an MRI/CT scan more than tripled, to 16%. The percentage of physician office and OPD visits with at least five drugs prescribed more than(More)
This report describes the plan and operation for the 1987 data collection wave of the Epidemiologic Followup to the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I). Tracing and data collection were conducted on 11,750 persons 25-74 years of age at NHANES I who were not known to be deceased in the 1982-84 and 1986 data collection waves of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe national trends in mammography use by race and income and to test whether higher use of mammography among low-income African American women than low-income white women can be explained by health insurance coverage, usual place of health care, or place of residence. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Data from five years of the National(More)
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