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Wal-Mart vs. Hospitals? The Retailization Of Healthcare Continues

The delivery of primary healthcare services on chain retailer floorspace – sometimes referred to the retailiziation of healthcare – is underway.  Signs include:

  • Walgreens pharmacists administered shots 5.5 million times out of the 9 million flu vaccines they delivered
  • Industry estimates that there are now more than 1,400 clinics in retail chain stores, double the number six years ago.
  • It is projected that by 2016, the number of retail convenient care clinics (CCCs) will double to 3,000
  • Nearly 30% of the US population lives within a ten-minute drive of a retail clinic. That number rises sharply for chain retail, showing the way forward expansion-wise
  • The demand for CCCs is rising as demand for healthcare generally rises thanks to the Affordable Care Act provisions ending  the situation of 30+ million uninsured

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