Article |

The Ambulatory Workload of Office-Based Neurologists:  Implications of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

Matthew Menken, MD
Arch Neurol. 1996;53(4):379-381. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550040119023.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Since 1973, the National Center for Health Care Statistics, Hyattsville, Md, has carried out a series of national probability sample surveys—the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). In these studies, only visits to office-based physicians are examined, including health maintenance organizations and clinics that are not hospital based. Visits to physicians in government-operated facilities are excluded, along with visits to hospitalbased physicians and physicians primarily engaged in teaching, research, or administration. Telephone contacts of surveyed physicians with patients or visits carried out in any care setting other than the office are also excluded. I have previously reported results of the 1985 NAMCS.1 A major objective of this article is to examine the trends in the ambulatory practice of neurology in recent years by comparing data obtained over time using the same NAMCS protocol.


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours





Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.