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.
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 ...
Another 1st installment in a retail-clinics-related series, from an authoritative source:
From Retail Clinics to Virtual Care, a Natural Evolution in the Patient Access to Care Crisis (Doug Smith, MD, PhysBizTech, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Anyone keeping tabs on developments in the clinics space -whether retail, urgent, walk-in, or onsite/workplace - knows that news travels - well, let's call it "at a stately pace". There's ...
We enjoyed Robert Lowes' recent Medscape article on retail clinics (Retail Clinics as a Threat Falling Short of Physician Fears). Lowes allays US physicians' long-expressed fear that clinics would soon ...
Nice ~ 4-minute-long clip of a MedPage Today news brief on MinuteClinic's emerging plans for delivering chronic care services:
The accompanying story at MedPage Today also references Take Care Health's chronic ...
Urgent care chain Solantic has recently overhauled its website, and it is improved by several orders of magnitude.
One thing its home page now features, prominently, is MySpot, one of its ...
We arose today with ambitious plans to compose our thoughts about the National Public Radio story, and ensuing news stream, on the Health and Wellness Request For Information reportedly circulated ...
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