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Tips for Using NHAMCS Data (12/2012)

Two NHAMCS statisticians were recently interviewed by an editor of the Annals of Emergency Medicine about how to access NHAMCS public use files, analyze the data, and report the results. Read their recommendations [PDF - 85 KB] and see their template for producing the Methods section of a journal article [PDF - 24 KB] using NHAMCS data.

Ambulatory Care Drug Database System

This query system allows you to search for drugs mentioned in the NAMCS and NHAMCS by entry name, by generic name, and by ingredients. It can provide information on drug characteristics including therapeutic class, composition status, prescription status, and control status.

Staff Presentations

Includes PowerPoint and PDF documents from various presentations in past Data User Conferences (2004, 2006, and 2008).

Trend Analysis Using NAMCS and NHAMCS Drug Data

Details changes that were made in the processing of NAMCS and NHAMCS drug data starting with the 2006 surveys.



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