Child and Adolescent Well-Care Visits (W15, W34, AWC)

Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life: Assesses children who turned 15 months old during the measurement year and had 0–6 well-child visits with a primary care physician during their first 15 months of life.

Well-Child Visits in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years of Life: Assess children 3-6 years of age who received one or more well-child visits with a primary care practitioner during the measurement year.

Adolescent Well-Care Visits: Assesses adolescents and young adults 12-21 years of age who had at least one comprehensive well-care visit with a primary care practitioner or an OB/GYN practitioner during the measurement year.

Why It Matters

Assessing physical, emotional and social development is important at every stage of life, particularly with children and adolescents.1 Behaviors established during childhood or adolescence, such as eating habits and physical activity, often extend into adulthood.2 Well-care visits provide an opportunity for providers to influence health and development. They are a critical opportunity for screening and counseling.

Results

WELL-CHILD VISITS (AGES 0–15 MONTHS): 6 OR MORE WELL-CHILD VISITS
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201778.278.464.1____
201679.277.761.7____
201578.377.359.3____
201478.176.558.9____
201379.077.061.6____
201278.276.463.6____
201178.076.161.8____
201076.372.860.2____
200974.571.959.4____
200875.269.058.8____
200772.863.152.9____
200672.965.455.6____
200571.159.749.1____
200468.7__47.4____
200366.6__45.2____
200264.4__43.0____
200159.6__37.3____
200055.2________
199950.7________

WELL-CHILD VISITS (AGES 3–6 YEARS): 1 OR MORE WELL-CHILD VISITS
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201777.274.773.0____
201676.874.272.2____
201576.272.371.3____
201475.671.771.9____
201374.370.471.5____
201272.969.972.0____
201172.569.872.0____
201071.667.871.9____
200970.366.071.6____
200869.863.669.7____
200767.860.765.3____
200666.761.666.8____
200565.654.563.6____
200464.4__62.4____
200362.7__60.7____
200260.4__58.2____
200157.5__56.0____
200054.2________
199951.3________

ADOLESCENT WELL-CARE VISITS: AT LEAST 1 COMPREHENSIVE WELL-CARE VISIT
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201748.445.353.0____
201647.744.750.6____
201546.642.448.9____
201445.841.450.0____
201344.540.750.0____
201243.340.149.7____
201143.240.649.7____
201042.739.248.1____
200942.538.347.7____
200842.936.245.9____
200741.834.742.1____
200640.334.643.6____
200538.829.340.7____
200438.2__40.7____
200337.1__37.5____
200235.8__37.1____
200133.1__32.6____
200030.9________
199928.9________

References

  1. Child Trends. 2012. “Well-child visits.” http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=well-child-visits;
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2014. “Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2013.” http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf

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