Few Americans Receive All High-Priority, Appropriate Clinical Preventive Services

Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Jun;37(6):925-928. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1248.


As of 2015, only 8 percent of US adults ages thirty-five and older had received all of the high-priority, appropriate clinical preventive services recommended for them. Nearly 5 percent of adults did not receive any such services. Further delivery system-level efforts are needed to increase the use of preventive services.

Keywords: Evidence-Based Medicine; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention; Primary Care.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / statistics & numerical data
  • Men's Health
  • Middle Aged
  • Preventive Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sex Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • United States
  • Women's Health