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MHMD-11.1 Data Details

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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.

Data Source: 
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
2.2 (2012)
Target: 
2.4
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of primary care physician office visits by patients aged 19 years and over that included depression screening

Denominator: 

Number of primary care physician office visits by patients aged 19 years and over

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

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

    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. Respondents are instructed to mark all services ordered or provided at the sampled visit.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2019, the baseline year was updated from 2007 to 2012. The baseline value has remained the same (2.2) and therefore the target was not proportionally adjusted.