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Author: UCA Admin/Tuesday, March 19, 2019/Categories: Industry News
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Urgent care industry trends & statistics in 2019
Interest in the on-demand, affordable care of urgent care clinics has been growing rapidly. According to the Urgent Care Association(UCA), the total number of urgent care centers in the U.S. reached 8,774 in November 2018 — up eight percent from 8,125 in 2017.
Laurel Stoimenoff, PT, CHC, CEO of UCA, says that urgent care clinics handle about 89 million patient visits each year, which includes more than 29% of all primary care visits in the US, and nearly 15% of all outpatient physician visits.
And nearly all of those visits are more convenient and affordable than a trip to the ER; the UCA's 2018 Benchmarking Report found that more than 70% of patients waited less than 20 minutes to see a provider at an urgent care center, and nearly 94% were seen in less than 30 minutes. Overall, 85% of urgent care centers patients are taken care of in under an hour.
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