“New Study Says Americans Flocking To Urgent Care Instead Of Their Primary Doctor Due To Convenience,” by Dr. Max Gomez, CBS
“More and more people are choosing urgent care over their primary doctor. It’s a growing trend among millions of Americans that could be changing the health care industry, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Tuesday. … Urgent care clinics can ease demand in crowded and expensive hospital emergency rooms. Plus, the clinics often refer complicated patients to the main hospital. Both are reasons many urgent care clinics are actually owned by major hospital systems.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Ya gotta love the private sector.