Archive for August 4, 2013
Urgent care facilities have been a fixture in the health care system of the United States for decades. Here are five facts about the services that they offer.
1. There is 14 billion dollars in annual revenue to be found in 24 hr urgent care centers in the United States. These centers cover anything from anonymous Std testing sites to immediate care that is not quite serious enough to take up space in the emergency room.
2. According to a survey conducted by The Urgent Care Association of America, 57 percent of patients wait 15 minutes or less to be seen, and about 80 percent of all visits are 60 minutes or less. This is significantly less time then the majority of emergency room visits take.
3. Since there are so ma