7 statistics on urgent care centers, EDs & retail clinics

With healthcare trending toward value-based care, more patients are seeking care at urgent care centers as well as retail clinic.

Here are seven statistics on urgent care clinics, emergency departments and retail clinics.

1. Urgent care is projected to increase 5.8 percent each year through 2018.1

2. In the United States, there are approximately 7,100 urgent care centers.2

3. Each year, urgent care centers provide care for nearly 160 million U.S. patients. 2

4. There were 5,025 EDs in the United States in 2013.3

5. There were 136.3 million ED visits in the United States in 2011.4

6. In the United States, there are nearly 2,000 retail clinics.5

7. Retail clinics see more than six million patients annually.5

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References
1 IBIS World. Available at: http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/urgent-care-centers.html
2 Urgent Care Association of America. Available at: http://www.ucaoa.org/?page=IndustryFAQs
3 2013 National Emergency Room Inventory- USA. Available at: http://www.emnet-usa.org/nedi/nedi_usa.htm
4 CDC. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/emergency-department.htm
5 Retail Clinic Visits For Low-Acuity Conditions Increase Utilization And Spending. Available at: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/35/3/449.full.pdf+html

 

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