Percentage of Mental Health-Related Primary Care Visits

Notes: A mental health visit was defined by at least one of the following: ordering or provision of depression screening, psychotherapy, or other mental health counseling; a mental health diagnosis or reason for visit; or a psychotropic medication that was ordered, supplied, administered, or continued at the visit. Mental health diagnosis, reason for visit, and psychotropic medications were based on certain categories. Source: Olfson M, Kroenke K, Wang S, Blanco C. Trends in office-based mental health care provided by psychiatrists and primary care physicians. J Clin Psychiatry 2014;75:247–53.
Includes physicians in primary care specialties: general and family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology.
§ 95% confidence interval.

Data Source: 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Percentage of Mental Health–Related Primary Care Office Visits, by Age Group — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2010