Term: Ambulatory Visits to Specialists / Ambulatory Specialist Visits

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-01-15


The average number of ambulatory visits (including consultations) made to specialist physicians per resident per year. Specialist physicians include all internal medicine specialists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, obstetricians & gynecologists, and surgeons.

Different lists were used in MCHP research, for more information see:

  1. Section 6.4 - Ambulatory Visits to Specialists in Fransoo et al. (2009).

  2. Ambulatory Specialist Visits from Katz et al. (2019) deliverable and Technical Definitions of Indicators and Drug Codes from online supplement material from Katz et al. (2019).

Note: For more information, please read the Ambulatory Visits concept.

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