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.
Yes, we know this initiative is not specifically about retail clinics, or US-style convenient care, but we just think that it's incredibleness quotient is off the chain:
Containers Into Clinics
Yes, the title's a gimmick - sue me.
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From Michael Howe, former MinuteClinic CEO, in this 4/20/10 blog post: The Intersection of Retail and Health Care.
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A 4/8/10 story by Healthleaders Media's Cheryl Clark asks the timely question Will Retail Clinics Be a Key Player in Post-Health Reform World? - then proceeds to address a quite ...
Twin Cities Pioneer Press's Chris Snowbeck reports today that
Robbinsdale-based North Memorial Health Care said Tuesday that it has closed its five remaining retail health clinics, including east metro locations ...
The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog (1/20/10; subscription needed to access) posts today about the California law taking effect next year which will cap the maximum times by which MDs ...
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