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Urgent Care Could Replace ED For Some Patients, Report Says
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A trip to a retail clinic or urgent care center can substitute for a trip to the emergency department for between 13.7% and 27.1% of patients who don’t require hospital level of care, “with a potential cost-saving of $4.4 billion annually.”

That’s the conclusion of a new report by Robin Weinick and colleagues from the RAND Corp. in a report published in this month’s edition of the journal Health Affairs.