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