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.
Recently we voiced our confusion about the expression of retail clinics - and specifically MinuteClinic's - value proposition found in a slide deck presented by MinuteClinic CEO President Andrew Sussman ...
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 ...
Reported in Drug Store News online April 5 (immediate access).
In conjunction with the purchase, The Little Clinic will apparently get littler:
In a statement sent to Drug Store News, The Little ...
We really really really don't mean to be "that guy" so frequently who, confronted with the 1,027,391th article about "the complexity of the US health care (non)system", counters with something ...
From the American Academy of Family Practitioners website: AAFP Board Revises Retail Clinic Policy (2/24/10: immediate access)
The AAFP Board of Directors has revised its official policy on retail health clinics ...
We love that American Medical News is running a story on the topic. And they created a great graphic to head the story.
But we love not the slipshod story they ...
A 2/26/10 story in the Houston Business Journal quotes RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin declaring that the pioneering retail clinic operator is prepared to open "a meaningful number" of new clinics ...
We struggle to imagine a more auspicious foundation for conveying messages about the potential benefits of a robust health reform role for the convenient care sphere:
NY Times coverage of ...
ER Building Boom Is Wrong Prescription, Critics Say ((Carol Ostrom, Seattle Times, 12/1/11)
....Hospitals throughout the Puget Sound region are in the midst of a boom, building spiffy new free-standing emergency ...
We feel Bizmology reporter Anne Law did a terrific job describing her personal experience with a RediCare clinic visit in Grocery-store health clinics: passing trend or shift in care? (Anne ...
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