National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2002 Summary
This paper describes ambulatory care visits made to physician?s offices in the United States. Statistics are presented on selected characteristics of the physician's practice, the patient, and the visit. This report also highlights visits to primary care specialties. The leading therapeutic class for drugs mentioned at office visits included non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (4.9 mentions per 100 visits) and antidepressants (4.5 mentions per 100 visits). Of primary care specialists, 25.8 percent reported not accepting new patients who are Medicaid enrollees.