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Crowded ERs help urgent care centers thrive
USA Today

After Dwayne Duckenfield banged his right elbow working around the house on a recent Saturday, he grew worried when the swelling didn’t go down and the pain worsened. Concerned he may have broken a bone, the project manager who lives in Washington, D.C., didn’t go to the nearest emergency room or wait until Monday to call his physician for an appointment. Like an increasing number of Americans looking for fast and affordable health care, he went to an urgent care facility.