TABLE 5.

Reported Barriers to Conducting Standardized Developmental Screening for Children 0 to 3 Years of Age

Proportion of Pediatricians Reporting Factor as Barrier to Screening, %
Time limitations in current practice83
Lack of medical office staff to perform screening49
Inadequate reimbursement for conducting formal screening46
Language barriers (ie, physician or staff members cannot speak language of family)19
Lack of confidence in ability to screen10
Lack of treatment options for positive screening results9
Lack of knowledge regarding referral options for positive screening results8
Lack of confidence in validity of screening instruments8
Belief that formal screening is not an appropriate role for pediatricians8