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: 84.3%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2018, Table A-18c pdf icon[PDF – 183 KB]

Children who had contact with health care professional
  • Percent of children who had contact with a health care professional in the past year: 93.6%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2018, Table C-8c pdf icon[PDF- 280 KB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits: 883.7 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 277.9
  • Percent of visits made to primary care physicians: 54.5%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

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Page last reviewed: January 19, 2017