Urgent Care Centers in the US: Market Research Report

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Urgent Care Centers Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Health Practitioners | Mar 2014

Take care: Demand will continue to rise as more primary care centers reach capacity

IBISWorld’s Urgent Care Centers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The use of urgent care centers has been on the rise over the past five years, despite the recession. According to the “Urgent Care Benchmarking Survey” produced by the Urgent Care Association of America, average per-center visits increased by 28 visits per center per month from 2008 to 2012 (latest data available).

The Urgent Care Centers industry is in the growth phase of its industry life cycle, evidenced by expanding industry value added (IVA), strong growth in company numbers, greater employment opportunities and rising per capita usage of urgent care facilities. During the 10 years to 2019, IVA, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to rise at an average annual rate of 7.1%... purchase to read more


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What is the Urgent Care Centers Industry?

This industry includes facilities that deliver medical care on an unscheduled, walk-in basis. Urgent care centers are primarily used to treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not serious enough to warrant emergency-room care.

Industry Products
Diagnostic testing and laboratory servicesMedication dispensingMinor procedures
Industry Activities
Diagnose general symptomsProvide x-ray services Provide routine blood tests and other diagnostic laboratory proceduresProvide prepackaged prescription servicesProvide treatment for minor traumas such as broken bones and lacerations

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