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

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Urgent Care Centers industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. This industry is highly fragmented, with no industry player accounting for more than 5.0% of industry revenue in 2017. Consumers prefer to access facilities that are closer to home, creating strong demand for urgent care centers across all 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.Over the next five years, the number of companies in the industry is expected to continue growth as operators infiltrate the untapped rural marketplace and private equity investment in corporate chains continues to rise. Add...purchase to read more.

    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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    What's in this report

    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Urgent Care Centers Industry
  • 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
  • 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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