This report presents the distribution of ambulatory medical care visits and inpatient hospital stays relating to respiratory system diseases for patients under 5 years old treated at Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribal direct and contract facilities in fiscal year (FY) 1996. The respiratory system disease category was the leading cause of inpatient stays and ambulatory care visits for children under 5 years old. The ambulatory direct care facility source documents are the Ambulatory Patient Care Report and the Patient Care Component Ambulatory Encounter Record. For contract care, the source document is the Purchase/Delivery Order for Contract Health Services for Other than Hospital Inpatient or Dental. The data shown in this report are combined totals from the computer-generated Ambulatory Patient Care (APC) System Report and the Contract Health Services System Report.
Indian Health Service, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research, Rockville, MD 20857.
Kaufman SF. Utilization of Indian Heath Service and tribal direct and contract facilities by patients under the age of 5 years old for respiratory system diseases: fiscal year 1996. Indian Health Service, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation and Research, Rockville, MD 20857. 1996