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.
Either way, we view this Groupon offer as a sign convenient care has arrived (is arriving; will arrive shortly):
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
I mean, when I look at the map of community health center locations provided in this New England Journal of Medicine article: (Health Care Reform and Primary Care — The ...
In the wake of Robert Capps' Wired piece on the Good Enough Revolution, the September 21 NY Times Idea of The Day noted that "cheap, fast, simple tools are suddenly ...
How is it that we have managed to almost completely miss the Fortune At The Bottom of The Pyramid phenomenon? Author CK Prahalad's 2004 work dwelt on the bottom-most economic ...
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 ...
We invite you, dear reader, to have your head exploded by the contents of these three disparate articles on the matter of emergency departments:
First, there is Examining the ED's Value ...
MinuteClinic has introduced something they are calling Monthly Check-Up, the purpose of which is along the lines of what the name implies:
expert advice, great tips and timely news — all ...
We really enjoyed Lisa Gualtieri's observations about the various aspects of 'waiting' in health care. You want thought-provoking (we do)? Try this excerpt on for size:
Waiting is a systemic problem ...
No, we were not able to make Tom Charland's January event. And it wasn't because it was held in Minneapolis.
We wish we had been there. Tom is and has ...
Groupon Goes To Convenient Care (Or Is It
Retail Clinics Cage Match (College Edition)
Community Health Centers and Retail Clinics: Are You
Retail clinics & the ‘Good Enough’ Revolution
Retail Clinics: Pyramid Scheme?
Retail Health: Sights & Sounds
Checking Up on Retail Health & Convenient Care
MUST Health Care Be A Waiting Bane?
Ripples from the ConvUrgentCare Strategy Symposium