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.
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 ...
Some that are, well, sort of imaginary....
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Retail chains trying to attract Hispanic shoppers should be encouraged, but they should also be ...
Ingalls Family Care Center locations offer cash back to any patients who use their new InQuicker ED reservation service and wind up waiting to be seen, according to this Chicago ...
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
Not a regular feature exactly, but an apt catch-all title for items that have found their way into our Saturday morning catch-up mail.
WFLI TV News clip on a clinic opening ...
And it will be done very well (hi - def no less!), and hosted by the inestimable, nonpareil health issues journalist Bruce Japsen.
And it features a panel of walk-in clinics ...
Health systems and retail clinics operators continue to announce affiliation agreements. Here's news of the latest one:
MinuteClinic and Emory Healthcare Announce Clinical Affiliation: Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and ...
We really wanted to embed the Google gadget for the 'live' correlation chart itself, but this image plus link is as good as we could do:
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