An Inventory Of Federally Sponsored HIV And HIV-Relevant Databases. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)


The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) is based on a sample of visits to the emergency departments and outpatient departments of non-federal, short-stay and general hospitals. Data are obtained on the demographic characteristics of patients, expected source(s) of payment, patients' complaints, physician’s diagnoses, diagnostic/screening services, procedures, medication therapy, disposition, types of health care professionals seen, causes of injury where applicable, and certain characteristics of the hospital, such as type of ownership. The NHAMCS has been conducted annually since 1992.