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

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)
2.2 (2007)
Target
2.4
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Primary care visits that included depression screening
Denominator
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
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

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.