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What does NAMCS stand for?

NAMCS stands for National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

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The study was based on an analysis of visits in the 2006-2008 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and compared performance of federally qualified health centers and private medical practices on 18 quality measures.
Barnett and his colleagues analyzed nearly 850,000 ambulatory patient visits in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, focusing on the decade 1999-2009.
Reeves and his associates also wrote that surveys of health care providers, such as the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), and the National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS), "complement data from the population-based surveys to provide a more complete representation of the occurrence of mental illness in the United States.
However, four National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) national survey data sets including the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), and the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) were examined for this analysis and provided useful insights into some of the end points identified in steps 1 and 2 (NCHS 2000; 2004a; 2004c; 2004d).