Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
8.5 percent (2016)

13.5 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

8.5 percent of primary care office visits included screening for depression in persons aged 12 years and over in 2016

Increase the proportion of primary care office visits where adolescents and adults are screened for depression

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


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.