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MHMD-11.1 Data Details

MHMD-11.1 Increase the proportion of primary care physician office visits where adults 19 years and older are screened for depression

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
2.2 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Primary care visits that included depression screening
All primary care physician visits by patients 19+ years Primary care was defined by specialty: general/family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, & obstetrics/gynecology
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

The survey questionnaire for NAMCS (the Patient Record Form) includes an item called Diagnostic/Screening Services. This item comprises a series of checkboxes and several open-ended response fields, and respondents are instructed to mark all services ordered or provided at the sampled visit.