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Title:
   Expenses for Office-Based Physician Visits by Specialty, 2004
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 166
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   March 20, 2007
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) on expenses by provider specialty type for office-based physician visits in 2004 among persons in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population. Data are shown for the eight most common types of office-based physician specialties, including primary care (defined in this brief as general practice, family practice, and internal medicine); pediatrics; obstetrics/gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopedics; psychiatry; cardiology; and dermatology; as well as a ninth catchall category that includes all other physician specialty types. Descriptive data on aggregate expenses, expenses per visit, and out-of-pocket payments for these physician specialty categories are presented.
Author(s):
   Steven R. Machlin, MS and Kelly Carper, MEd
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Expenditures, Office-Based Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st166/stat166.pdf (105 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st166/stat166.shtml
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