Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of primary care office visits where adolescents and adults are screened for depression
Baseline: 8.5 percent of primary care office visits included screening for depression in persons aged 12 years and over in 2016
Target: 13.5 percent
Every year in the United States, millions of adults and adolescents experience depression. Evidence shows that screening at primary care visits and appropriate follow-up treatment can improve depression symptoms in adults and adolescents.
Workgroup: Mental Health and Mental Disorders Workgroup