Overview

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

The Urgent Care Centers industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$25bn
Annual Growth
12-17
4.3%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
140,380
Business
7,216

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Overcapacity at primary care offices and long emergency room wait times will drive industry growth
  • Chronic overcrowding in emergency care facilities has driven industry revenue growth
  • The aging population, coupled with more insured individuals, will support industry demand

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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 industry is expected to continue expanding. One of the main factors driving growth for the industry is increasing yet unmet demand for primary care providers that ultimately pushes more patients to this industry's operators...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The industry provides a wide service offering, which is aimed to address health ailments that are more urgent than health-related conditions treated at primary care offices. Furthermore, patients visit urgent care centers for immediate care that is not serious enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. Urgent care centers offer diagnostic testing and laboratory services, dispense medication and perform minor procedures, among other services.

    Digestive system diseases

    Digestive system diseases are expected to account for 20.5% of total revenue in 2017. This product segment includes patients that have digestive system diseases, including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Typ..

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    Additional Insights for the Urgent Care Centers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Urgent Care Centers Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Recommendation/accreditation from authoritative source
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of people with private health insurance and Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid in the Urgent Care Centers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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
    Digestive system diseases
    Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases
    Injury and poisoning
    Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions
    Nervous system and sense organs diseases
    Respiratory system diseases
    All other patient care
    Infectious and parasitic diseases
    Industry Activities
    Diagnose general symptoms
    Provide x-ray services
    Provide routine blood tests and other diagnostic laboratory procedures
    Provide prepackaged prescription services
    Provide treatment for minor traumas such as broken bones and lacerations

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Number of physician visits
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Per capita disposable income
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Untapped market
  • An expanding industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shortage of primary care providers
  • Increasing number of centers
  • Table: Urgent Care Centers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Urgent Care Centers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • All other patient care
  • Digestive system diseases
  • Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases
  • Nervous system and sense organs diseases
  • Injury and poisoning
  • Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions
  • Respiratory system diseases
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Chart: Urgent Care Centers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private insurers
  • Government insurers
  • Patient out-of-pocket
  • Other patient care revenue
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Urgent Care Centers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Urgent Care Centers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Urgent Care Centers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Urgent Care Centers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Urgent Care Centers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • People with private health insurance (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Carve-Outs
  • Medical services that are separated from a contract and paid under a different arrangement.
  • Computed Tomography (Ct Scan)
  • A scan that uses a computer to combine multiple X-ray images into a two dimensional cross-sectional image.
  • Electrocardiogram (Ekg)
  • A medical test that checks for problems with heart electrical activity.
  • Electromyography (Emg)
  • An electrical recording of electrical activity in the muscle of the body.
  • Magnetic Resource Images (Mri)
  • A procedure that provides detailed images of internal body structures without the use of radiation.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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