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Contacts with health care professionals increased among adults

Key clinical point: Contacts with health care professionals have increased among adults since 2012.

Major finding: In 2017-2018, 82.1% of adults had seen or talked to a health care professional in the past year, compared with 79.3% in 2012-2013.

Study details: The analysis was based on data from the National Health Interview Survey.

Disclosures: None reported. Both investigators are CDC employees.


Martinez ME, Clarke TC. MMWR. 2019 Dec 6;68(48):1124.