The Carpe Diem looks at who is going to retail health care clinics.
“Roughly 90% of the patients came for one of 10 relatively simple treatments… ‘Most of the conditions cared for in retail clinics likely do not require the level of training of a physician.'”
Insurance companies are starting to support these retail health clinics. Insurance paid for 67% of visits.
- Original Article: Mehrota et al. (2008) “Retail Clinics, Primary Care Physicians, And Emergency Departments: A Comparison Of Patients’ Visits,” Health Affairs27(5): 1272-1282.