Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Urgent Care Centers industry represents one of the fastest-growing segments of the American healthcare system. With rising wait times for both primary and emergency-care providers, urgent care centers have become an increasingly viable alternative for patients. During the next five years, the Urgent Care Centers industry is expected to continue expanding. One of the main factors driving growth for the industry is increasing demands made on primary-care providers that are, thus, pushing patients to this industry's operators. Additionally, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will begin to take effect in 2014, expanding insurance coverage to millions of people by 2019.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Urgent care centers in the United States typically follow the dispersion of the population, area urbanization and a region's geographic size. Other factors affecting the location of urgent care centers include the local population's age distribution and the location of large hospitals. Although there are several companies with a national presence, the largest operators account for less than 1.0% of the industry's revenue.
The number of urgent care centers tends to be high in large metropolitan cities compared with other areas. Many urgent care centers are located in high-density urban areas and states with high populations. The states with the most urgent care centers are California, Florida and Texas... purchase to read more