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.
Video clip from WIFR Channel 23 in Rockford IL centers on a local Take Care Clinic:
[Take Care Nurse Practitioner] Donna Cox Rodriguez sees 20 patients a day, double the amount ...
Sure - because why should 2014 be any different than the last 5 - 10 years?
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(Seriously, we are right there with you, Antoinette!)
I've come to the view that the "looming doctor shortage due to ACA" meme is kind of - funny. This article reinforces that view for me:
Doctor Shortage Likely To Worsen ...
The Fast Money fast talkers are slow learners when it comes to retail clinics & convenient care. In fact, this clip suggests they have learned nothing whatsoever about the industry ...
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 ...
Euromonitor International has issued a nice summary of retail clinics' emergence, from a European perspective (Adding a Checkup to Your Shopping List: The Emergence of Retail Clinics, Euromonitor International, 12/28/11).
Our three takeaways from this post featuring Forrester Research graph of smartphone users' most likely health care uses:
quickly now: which is the 2nd most-cited activity respondents mentioned using their ...
Just when we were all set to mope about the shortage of new retail clinics stuff to kibitz about, along comes Drew Weilage's Our Own System blog with a sharp ...
The perceptive Sandra Yin published her last editorial for FierceHealthcare last Friday. Her parting observations, titled How Boundary-Breaking Disruptive Healthcare Gets It Right (Sandra Yin, FierceHealthcare, 2/25/11) focused ...
Stories abound about the trending closure of emergency rooms and departments across the country. The New York Times covers it in the context of the closure of Manhattan's St Vincent's ...
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