Up 7% percent (as of July 1) - that's the growth of retail clinics year over year, according to Merchant Medicine, a consulting firm in the field of walk-in medicine.
Healthcare's walk-in side must be doing something right. An editor at Physicians Practice, suggested in a blog post that traditional practices could learn a few things from retail clinics. During a recent visit, she was impressed with the walk-in's "cleanliness and efficiency in handling patient intake, prescription list, insurance information and payment all by one person." Another important point, her "care-coordination was equally smooth".
*Convenient Care Association