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MHMD-11.2 Data Details

MHMD-11.2 Increase the proportion of primary care physician office visits where youth aged 12 to 18 years 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
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
2.1 (2005-2007)
Target
2.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of primary care physician office visits by patients aged 12 to 18 years that included depression screening
Denominator
Number of primary care physician office visits by patients aged 12 to18 years  
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Primary care physicians include the following specialties: general/family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology.

Single year rates of screening for adolescents were too low to be statistically valid. Measures will be aggregated over multiple years when necessary.

The survey questionnaire for the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (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.