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Stroke was listed as the first-diagnoses for 3,764,000 ambulatory care visits in 2007.

Schappert S, Rechsteiner E. Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2007. Vital Health Stats. 2010; 13(169). https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_13/sr13_169.pdf

Reference

Title
Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2007
Publication
Vital Health Stats
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Schappert S, Rechsteiner E
Volume & Issue
Volume 13, Issue 169
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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