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 really really really don't mean to be "that guy" so frequently who, confronted with the 1,027,391th article about "the complexity of the US health care (non)system", counters with something ...
Here's another way this kind of innovation happens. We hate the term "co-optition" but this is probably an example of it:
Retail Clinics, the More Sensible Approach (Pediatric Inc, 12/20/10)
Instead of seeing ...
Sure, plenty of articles, news blurbs, tweets, and other stuff has been issued about personal health records (I'm blazing a new trail: The Term Doesn't Need Capitalizing Anymore. You read ...
Carrie Feibel adroitly documented the increasing difficulty Houstonians have scheduling prompt doctor visits in this recent NPR piece(In Houston, The Doctor Can’t See You Now,Carrie Feibel, KUHF Houston, 12/8/11), but ...
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).
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 ...
Recently we voiced our confusion about the expression of retail clinics - and specifically MinuteClinic's - value proposition found in a slide deck presented by MinuteClinic CEO President Andrew Sussman ...
Ripped from the pages of City College News, direct to you from the campus of
Minneapolis Community and Technical College, comes this head-to-head clinics performance comparison:
MinuteClinic vs. Boynton Health Services
Just under 5 minutes of puff, but well-produced, and who doesn't love Nardo?
This notwithstanding 2 recent news articles alleging the Affordable Care Act is fueling a clinics-opening surge:
Why Walk-in Health Care is a Fast-Growing Profit Center for Retail Chains, Martha Hamilton, Washington ...
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