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.
We privately noted, and removed our entries for, Little Clinic's Florida and Georgia Publix locations last week, but we're like a lot of people - we don't believe it's news ...
We really enjoyed Lisa Gualtieri's observations about the various aspects of 'waiting' in health care. You want thought-provoking (we do)? Try this excerpt on for size:
Waiting is a systemic problem ...
We took a recent month of daily Healthcare 311 search activity and matched it with the 2007-2009 retail clinics visits data charted in the Mehrotra/Lave retail clinics visits study published ...
We had not really zoomed in on NextDoor Health, which apparently devotes itself to operating retail clinics in Walmart locations in states.
By our count (which is from their website's list ...
Another 1st installment in a retail-clinics-related series, from an authoritative source:
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Yesterday it was the state of Washington legislating a list of ER treatments for health conditions that it will no longer regard as compensable via its Medicaid program (Washington State ...
American Medical News reports that over half of respondents to a recent Harris Interactive poll said "it's hard to find basic information about a doctor online".
The article (How To Help ...
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).
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Retail chains trying to attract Hispanic shoppers should be encouraged, but they should also be ...
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