Retail Clinics Visits 2007-09, in Pictures
Actually in one picture. And that picture suggests that the clinics business model looks a lot like what we imagine the Christmas Tree Shops business model must look like:
source: Visits To Retail Clinics Grew Fourfold From 2007 To 2009, Although Their Share Of Overall Outpatient Visits Remains Low, Ateev Mehrotra and Judith R. Lave, Health Affairs, August 2012
Vaccinations are rapidly becoming a staple of services provided by pharmacy chains – particularly, the very pharmacy chains that are home to two of the leading retail clinics operators. Those pharmacy chains’ store locations are much more numerous than their retail clinic locations, and will surely siphon off considerable vaccination visits from the retail clinics. So the visits growth line to focus on in the chart is the green ‘non-vaccine visits’ line.
No elegant theme here, just examples of health care providers large & small, celebrated & anonymous, trying different approachs to deliver fundamental health care in more effective ways. Retail clinics ...
We just feel the portent of this news:
Walgreens checks in with Foursquare on mobile coupon program, (Michael Johnsen, Drug Store News, 3/6/12)
is all too obvious for us not ...
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HealthSpot Segment from Dublin, ...
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