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.
Deloitte's redoubtable Center for Health Solutions (there aren't many more astute observers of the US health care scene than its executive director, Paul Keckley) released its 16-page 2009 appraisal of ...
We've posted links to blog entries at Real Life in Retail Health before, but wanted to take a moment to tell you plainly that if you are NOT regularly checking ...
The preso for the release of the results summary for the National Business Group on Health/Towers Watson's survey of large US employers notes that just over 1/3 of large employers' ...
MinuteClinic has introduced something they are calling Monthly Check-Up, the purpose of which is along the lines of what the name implies:
expert advice, great tips and timely news — all ...
Urgent care chain Solantic has recently overhauled its website, and it is improved by several orders of magnitude.
One thing its home page now features, prominently, is MySpot, one of its ...
NYTimes runs Peter Nicks adaptation of his feature-length documentary of the same title.
Video clip below is a separate excerpt from the same Nicks documentary:
This bit of the narrative accompanying the ...
Last week, Accenture issued a modest 4-page report on the state of retail clinics, which included a matter-of-fact forecast of growth in the numbers of clinics through 2015: (Retail medical ...
Carrie Feibel adroitly documented the increasing difficulty Houstonians have scheduling prompt doctor visits in this recent NPR piece(In Houston, The Doctor Can’t See You Now,Carrie Feibel, KUHF Houston, 12/8/11), but ...
Global Health Partner invests in Finnish Laastari Lähiklinikka (10/5/11)
Laastari Lähiklinikka builds and operates retail clinics that are focused on treating common minor illnesses such as influenza, ear infections, urinary ...
Okay, the clinic actually opened last November - but it's still news to plenty of people. Plus, it's on teevee!
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