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.
John Stossel lends his 'brand' to retail clinics emergence, in this brief post to his Fox Business blog: The Silent Market-Based Evolution (3/11/10; immediate access).
It concludes, somewhat randomly, by approvingly ...
Okay, the clinic actually opened last November - but it's still news to plenty of people. Plus, it's on teevee!
The 3rd installment in Sean Deale's series of reports on retail clinics (Retail Clinics: The Evolution of CVS's Minute Clinic, Sean Deale, In-Store Trends, 5/9/12) zeroes in on industry leader ...
Twin Cities Pioneer Press's Chris Snowbeck reports today that
Robbinsdale-based North Memorial Health Care said Tuesday that it has closed its five remaining retail health clinics, including east metro locations ...
Several local-news stories about marked shifts in hospital operations, which seem to focus on hospitals "de-hospitalizing", morphing into unusual, if not outright new, configurations for defined types of health treatment:
In It’s The Delivery System: Primary Care for All, Shannon Brownlee and Michael Fine MD have made an empassioned, if insufficiently detailed, case for a marked expansion of US primary ...
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 ...
WellnessMart MD sees a layer of retail health care worth specializing in: that is, health care for the healthy. Founder Dr. Richard McCauley notes "if you cough, you're not in ...
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 ...
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