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1.3 Percent of annual preventive health visit appointments kept among women at ADH local health units. (Arkansas)

Measure Status: Active

Measurement Category: Category 4: measuring quality of effect (% of "is anyone better off")

Service Type: Top level: direct services

Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth

Goal: To increase the percent of women who completed an annual preventive health visit at an ADH LHU as a result of receiving a reminder about the need for an annual preventive visit.

Numerator: Number of women who completed an annual preventive health visit at an ADH LHU

Denominator: Number of women who had an annual preventive health visit appointment at an ADH LHU

Significance: A well woman/preventive visit provides an opportunity for women to receive recommended clinical preventive services, including screening, counseling, and immunizations, which can lead to the appropriate identification, treatment, and prevention of disease to optimize the health of women before, between, and beyond potential pregnancies. The annual well woman visit has been endorsed by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) and was also identified among the women's preventive services required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be covered by private insurance plans without cost-sharing.

Data Sources and Data Issues: ADH's electronic health record. Includes appointment types: (1) family planning (FP) initial and annual and (2) well woman (WW) with BreastCare, WW with FP, WW without FP and WW follow-up visits.

Year: 2018/2020

Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.