Ambulatory Care Use and Physician office visits

Data are for the U.S.

Adults who had a visit with a doctor or other health care professional
  • Percent of adults who had a visit with a doctor or other health care professional in the past year: 82.3% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

Children who had a visit with a doctor or other health care professional
  • Percent of children who had a visit with a doctor or other health care professional in the past year: 91.0% (2021)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2021

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits: 860.4 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 267.1
  • Percent of visits made to primary care physicians: 51.2%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, tables 1 [PDF – 793 KB]