Ambulatory visit groups: An outpatient classification system

K. C. Schneider, J. L. Lichtenstein, J. L. Freeman, R. C. Newbold, R. B. Fetter, L. Gottlieb, P. J. Leaf, C. S. Portlock

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Abstract

The work at Yale University toward the development of a system to describe or classify encounters in the ambulatory setting began in the late 1970s under a contract with the Social Security Administration. Documentation on the first version was initially distributed to the public in 1980 (Fetter, 1980). The current project, funded by the Health Care Financing Administration, began in September 1983. It updates and improves the earlier work. The purpose of this project was to define the product of health care in the ambulatory setting. It was necessary to formulate a system to describe many types of outpatient encounters between patients and physicians. These encounters were classified into ambulatory visit groups (AVGs), for which it is hypothesized that similar types and amounts of resources are consumed. Each group identifies a different type of encounter that can be considered a different product of the ambulatory health care system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Outpatients
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Ambulatory Care
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Physicians

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Schneider, K. C., Lichtenstein, J. L., Freeman, J. L., Newbold, R. C., Fetter, R. B., Gottlieb, L., ... Portlock, C. S. (1988). Ambulatory visit groups: An outpatient classification system. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 11(3), 1-12.

Ambulatory visit groups : An outpatient classification system. / Schneider, K. C.; Lichtenstein, J. L.; Freeman, J. L.; Newbold, R. C.; Fetter, R. B.; Gottlieb, L.; Leaf, P. J.; Portlock, C. S.

In: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1988, p. 1-12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Schneider, KC, Lichtenstein, JL, Freeman, JL, Newbold, RC, Fetter, RB, Gottlieb, L, Leaf, PJ & Portlock, CS 1988, 'Ambulatory visit groups: An outpatient classification system', Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1-12.
Schneider KC, Lichtenstein JL, Freeman JL, Newbold RC, Fetter RB, Gottlieb L et al. Ambulatory visit groups: An outpatient classification system. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 1988;11(3):1-12.
Schneider, K. C. ; Lichtenstein, J. L. ; Freeman, J. L. ; Newbold, R. C. ; Fetter, R. B. ; Gottlieb, L. ; Leaf, P. J. ; Portlock, C. S. / Ambulatory visit groups : An outpatient classification system. In: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 1988 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 1-12.
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