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.
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 ...
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 ...
Some that are, well, sort of imaginary....
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 ...
NYTimes runs Peter Nicks adaptation of his feature-length documentary of the same title.
Video clip below is a separate excerpt from the same Nicks documentary:
This bit of the narrative accompanying the ...
But the Camden Project that Atul Gawande muses on in his latest New Yorker reportage (-word abstract at the link; subscription or article purchase required to read the whole thing ...
Well, we gave it away in the headline, but we'll underscore it here anyway: you integrate health system components by "componentizing" them, and using standardized resources to connect with them ...
We love that American Medical News is running a story on the topic. And they created a great graphic to head the story.
But we love not the slipshod story they ...
So one would gather from examining the wind patterns of the recent flurry of news stories and media releases from clinics industry leaders on the topic. Most of these are ...
Workforce Management's Jeremy Smerd on employers' emerging approaches to integration of clinics - onsite and/or retail - to their health strategies. Good stuff:
Work-Site Clinics Gain Favor as Retail Sites Lag ...
ER visits up – ER facilities, down
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