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Ambulatory Care Use and Physician office visits

Data are for the U.S.

Adults who had contact with health care professional

  • Percent of adults who had contact with a health care professional in the past year: 83.2%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-18 [PDF - 248]

Children who had contact with health care professional

  • Percent of children who had contact with a health care professional in the past year: 92.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table C-8 [PDF- 174 KB]

Hospital outpatient visits

  • Number of visits: 125.7 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 41.0

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 1 [PDF - 445 KB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits: 928.6 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 300.8
  • Percent of visits made to primary care physicians: 54.6%
  • Most frequent principal illness-related reason for visit: cough
  • Most commonly diagnosed condition: arthropathies and related disorders

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2012 Summary Tables, tables 1, 11, 16 [PDF - 382 KB]

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