TABLE 2.

Use of Health Services by Disability Status: United States 1999 and 2000

Average Annual Numbers
Hospital Discharges Per 1000 (SE)Hospital Days Per 1000 (SE)Physician Visits (SE)*Non physician Visits (SE)ED Visits (SE)Prescribed Medications (SE)Home Health Provider Days/(SE)Dental Visits (SE)
Disabled97 (23)464 (44)4.6 (0.18)3.0 (0.84)0.25 (0.04)6.2 (0.46)3.8 (0.75)1.1 (0.15)
Not disabled23 (2)55 (4)1.9 (0.05)0.6 (0.04)0.13 (<0.01)1.8 (0.07)0.04 (0.02)1.2 (0.02)
  • ED indicates emergency department.

  • Source: 1999 and 2000 MEPS.

  • * Includes office-based and hospital outpatient visits to physicians.

  • Includes office-based and hospital outpatient visits to nonphysicians. Nonphysician visits include visits to the following types of providers: chiropractors, midwives, nurses and nurse practitioner, optometrists, podiatrists, physician's assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, technicians, receptionists/clerks/secretaries, and other medical providers.