Friday, November 4, 2016

Retail and Urgent Care Clinics: A Growing Phenomenon

Nurse and patient talking in hospital waiting room.Consumer-oriented health care clinics are emerging as an important way for physicians to provide a wide array of care to an increasing number of people. Several leading health care officials discussed this emerging trend during a panel discussion at the 2016 U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference in the nation’s capital Thursday.

In an effort to find new customers and provide preventive care, some health care systems are developing their own retail or urgent care clinics, where dozens of people can walk in or arrange an appointment the same day for services. . . . more

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