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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

The Urgent Care Centers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 09-14
8.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
108,244
Businesses
5,275
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the Urgent Care Centers industry are high. Barriers include regulatory hurdles and the up-front costs to establish an urgent care center. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, startup costs are typically $800,000 for urgent care centers, which is a high fixed startup costs due to operators not yet receiving reimbursements from third-party payers to boost their return on investment.

It is more difficult to enter the industry because urgent and unscheduled healthcare services require highly trained and diverse staff, costly equipment and healthcare licenses, compared with scheduled healthcare services. Regulation can represent a major barrier for potential urgent care center entrants... 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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