The quality of outpatient care for U.S. adults improved in the areas of recommended medical treatment, counseling and cancer screening between 2002 and 2013, according to a study published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors used 46 indicators from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to examine changes in the quality of adult outpatient care in the areas of recommended care, inappropriate care and patient experience. The proportion of participants avoiding inappropriate medical treatment and antibiotic use declined over the decade, while the proportion highly rating their care experience improved.