AAACN Endorses National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)

AAACN will continue to support and endorse the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2011/2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), the only national survey of patient visits made to private, office-based, non-Federal physicians in the United States. AAACN provided a letter of endorsement that will be sent to physicians in an attempt to enlist them into the survey.

The CDC continues to field the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), which is designed to complement the NAMCS by focusing on patient visits to hospital outpatient and emergency departments in the United States. Together, these surveys provide information on more than 95 percent of all ambulatory care encounters.

Learn more about NAMCS/NHAMCS