Ambulatory health care visits by children: principal diagnosis and place of visit.

  title={Ambulatory health care visits by children: principal diagnosis and place of visit.},
  author={V M Freid and Diane M. Makuc and Ronica N. Rooks},
  journal={Vital and health statistics. Series 13, Data from the National Health Survey},
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 Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Data were from 1993-95. RESULTS In 1993-95 children under 15 years of… CONTINUE READING


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