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.
In It’s The Delivery System: Primary Care for All, Shannon Brownlee and Michael Fine MD have made an empassioned, if insufficiently detailed, case for a marked expansion of US primary ...
Council Holds Hearing on Suburb/City Disparity in Retail Medical Clinics
While as we know 4th district Councilman Curtis Jones has latched onto an endlessly interesting interesting topic :) , I'm not ...
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 ...
August 2 - 8 has been declared National Convenient Care Clinic Week in "recognition of the critical role retail clinics play in our very fractured healthcare system, and a nod ...
So too with fundamentally sound health care delivery concepts.
It goes without saying that we feel retail clinics pass the "fundamentally sound" test; we've posted about the limited but expanding available ...
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 ...
Most if not all of the leading observers of the retail clinics market have pointed to clinic alliances - with an assortment of retailers, with health systems, and with hospital ...
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and ER physician Dr. Zachary F. Meisel and his colleague, George Washington University's Dr. Jesse M. Pines (also an ER doctor) address our national ...
Either way, we view this Groupon offer as a sign convenient care has arrived (is arriving; will arrive shortly):
Somewhat underproduced, & leads with an ad, but hey - we're as prone to multimedia razzle-dazzle as the next blog:
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