This measure looks at the use of routine check-ups by preschool and early school-age children. It assesses the percentage of children 3, 4, 5 and 6 years of age who received at least one well-child visit with a primary care practitioner during the measurement year.
Well-child visits during these years are particularly important. A child can be helped through early detection of vision, speech and language problems. Intervention can improve communication skills and avoid or reduce language and learning problems.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends annual well-child visits for 2-6 year-olds.
Last updated: August 2017
Author: DVHA Quality Unit