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 Key Buyers Chapter
The Urgent Care Centers industry has a low level of market share concentration. This industry is highly fragmented, with the largest four players expected to account for just over 1.0% of industry revenue in 2014. Consumers prefer to access facilities that are close to their homes, creating strong demand for urgent care centers in many areas. Due to strong demand from a market niche of local clientele, a large number of small companies operate in the Urgent Care Centers industry. The vast majority of firms in the industry have fewer than 20 employees, with 23.8% of firms employing fewer than five people.
Over the next five years, the number of companies in the industry is expected to continue growing as companies set up operations in more rural areas... purchase to read more