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