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QuickStats : Percentage of Mental Health–Related Primary Care Office Visits, by Age Group — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2010
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    November 28 2014

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    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014; 63(47):1118
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    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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    In 2010, 20% of all visits to primary care physicians included at least one of the following mental health indicators: depression screening, counseling, a mental health diagnosis or reason for visit, psychotherapy, or provision of a psychotropic drug. The percentage of mental health–related visits to primary care physicians increased with age through age 59 years and then stabilized. Approximately 6% of visits for children aged <12 years and approximately 31% of visits for adults aged ≥75 years were associated with mental health care. Source: 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Available at Reported by: Donald K. Cherry, MS; Susan M. Schappert, MA.
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