Anyone keeping tabs on developments in the clinics space -whether retail, urgent, walk-in, or onsite/workplace – knows that news travels – well, let’s call it “at a stately pace”. There’s just not really hot news for us every day of the week.
But the last few days have produced some interesting stuff – too interesting for us to offer any sage observations about, at least here, today.
So for now we’ll just provide links, headlines, and comic-book adjectives (“Pow!” “Wham!”)
Workplace Clinics: A Sign of Growing Employer Interest in Wellness, a new analysis of employer workplace-based health clinics from the estimable Center for Studying Health System Change. We aren’t wildly enthusiastic about their frankly tepid, conventional assessment, but will defend to the death their right to issue it.
For Wuesthoff, the clinics have paid off by keeping EDs clear of non-emergent cases; a survey of its Walmart clinic patients found that 15% said if the clinic was not available, they would have gone to the emergency room.