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Study says urgent-care centers filling void
Modern Physician

Urgent-care centers are more frequently becoming alternative sites for convenient and timely healthcare access, without the downside of interrupted care coordination, according to a qualitative study conducted by the Center for Studying Health System Change.

Researchers affiliated with the National Institute for Health Care Reform looked at administrative data and conducted interviews in six locations—Detroit, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco—and found that the number of urgent-care centers has grown significantly since the concept was first introduced in the 1980s.