MHMD-11.2 Increase the proportion of primary care physicians who screen youth aged 12 to 18 years for depression during office visits

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
Primary care visits that included depression screening
Denominator
All primary care physician visits by patients 12-18 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

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 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.