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Accession Number PB2013-103627
Title Use of Ambulatory Care Among Children, 1999 and 2009. Statistical Brief No. 384.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 5p
Personal Author S. Abdus T. Selden
Abstract Children's health care has always been a key concern both for the public and for policy makers. Health care use may affect not only children's current health, but also their future health and wellbeing. This Statistical Brief compares estimates of use of ambulatory care among children in 1999 and 2009 using data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC). The estimates are based on a nationally representative sample of children younger than 18 years of age. Results are provided on children's use of at least one outpatient department visit, at least one office-based visit, at least one emergency room visit, and ambulatory care visits (outpatient, office-based, or emergency room). Results are also presented on ambulatory care visits by race/ethnicity, insurance, and income status. All differences between estimates discussed in the text are statistically significant at the 0.05 level or better.
Keywords Ambulances
Ambulatory medical care
Emergency rooms
Health care
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey(MEPS)
Office visits
Outpatient departments
Product Source: AHRQ

Source Agency National Center for Health Services Research
NTIS Subject Category 44N - Health Care Utilization
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
44C - Community & Population Characteristics
Corporate Author Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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