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The U.S. Market for Urgent Care Centers

  • October 2014
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  • Kalorama Information
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  • 75 pages

Urgent care centers in the United States provide an increasingly important option between a physician’s office and a hospital emergency room. They provide walk-in, extended hour access for acute illness and injury care that is either beyond the scope or availability of the typical primary care practice. With a need to reduce emergency room visits and the influx of patients expected due to healthcare reform legislation, urgent care could play a decisive role in healthcare in the near future.

Business planners in healthcare who are targeting hospitals or physician offices are leaving out a critical use area. This report, The U.S. Market for Urgent Care Centers, represents Kalorama's analysis of the current market and future opportunity for urgent care centers. The report looks at center location growth, and the market for services performed by urgent care centers. It includes the following important data


Market for Urgent Care 2013-2018
Survey of Consumers Who Have Visited an Urgent Care Clinic
Breakout of Urgent Care Revenues by Type (Anxiety/Mental Disorder, Respiratory, Stomach/Nausea, Skin, Fracture, Lacerations/Wounds, Cold/Flu, Lab, Pharmacy, X-Ray/Imaging, Vaccine, Allergies, Membership Fees, Aesthetic/Spa, Burn, Eye Treatment, Earache, Physical Therapy, Other)
IVD Sales to Urgent Care Centers (Chemistry Panels, Complete Blood Count, Cholesterol/Lipids, Hep Function, Glucose, HbA1c, Flu, Preg/LH, Urinalysis, HIV, Allergy, Strep, Drugs of Abuse, Cardiac Markers, Coagulation PT, Anemia, Other)
X-Ray and Other Imaging Sales to Urgent Care Centers
Prescriptions Written by Urgent Care Centers
Vaccinations Performed by Urgent Care Centers

The urgent care business model involves providing a full range of services of non-emergency acute care. The model promises service and relies on a substantial investment in equipment and staff. Most have a physician on staff, generally more than one. UCC’s differ from traditional Physicians’ offices with procedure rooms for lacerations and fractures, radiology department for x-ray services, and a laboratory. While some traditional physician practices may have these facilitates, it is more the exception. Convenient hours are a key strength of urgent care centers. Most urgent cares have hours at least as early as 8 a.m. but sometimes 7 a.m. and close at 8-10 p.m. at night.

In addition to market estimates and forecasts, the report provides the following:
Number of Centers Estimate and Growth Forecast, 2011-2017
Ownership of Urgent Care Centers
Age of Urgent Care Clinic
Drivers of Growth
Limitations and Challenges
Profiles of Representative Urgent Care Companies
Current and Likely Future Effects of Healthcare Reform
Competition, Insurance Company "Urgent-Care Friendly" Policies, Hospital-Ownership, and Other Trends
Kalorama's survey of urgent care consumers provided an important foundation for this report. In addition, Information for this report was gathered from a wide variety of published sources including company reports, catalogs, materials and public filings; government documents; trade journals; newspapers and business press; analysts’ reports and other sources. Surveys of urgent care centers that have been published in journals and government websites were an important part of visit and revenue analysis. Specific business plans and revenues of individual operators and chains in different areas of the United States were examined to determine trends.

Table Of Contents

The U.S. Market for Urgent Care Centers
ONE: Executive Summary
Growth in Urgent Care Centers
Limiters
The Need for Urgent Care
Consumer Feedback
Urgent Care Center Market
Opportunity for Suppliers - Imaging, IVD, Pharmaceutical
Scope and Methodology
Conclusions
TWO: Issues and Trends in Urgent Care
The Costly and Overcrowded Emergency Department
ER Costs vs. Urgent Care Costs
Urgent Care Clinic Business Model
Investment
Ownership
Services
Payment Sources for UCCs
Urgent Care Hours
AMA Concerns about Urgent Care Savings
Other Provider Hours
Patient Visit Trends
Affordable Care Act
Doctor Waiting Room Times
Hospital-Owned Urgent Care
EMR Usage at Urgent Care Centers
Mental Illness
Insurance Policies to Encourage Urgent Care Usage
Physician Shortage
THREE: Urgent Center User Survey
Overview and Methodology
Percentage of Urgent Care Usage by Population
Percentage Who Have Seen a Physician in the Last Year
Number of Urgent Care Visits in the Last Year
Level of Patient Satisfaction
Reasons for Urgent Center Visits
FOUR: Market Analysis
Center Growth Forecast
Urgent Clinic Sales Forecasts
Urgent Care Sales by Type of Visit
Imaging Equipment Sales to Urgent Care Centers
Diagnostics Test Sales to Urgent Care Centers
Clinical Chemistry
Lipids/Cholesterol
Pregnancy Ovulation
Urinalysis
Drugs of Abuse/Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Diabetes
HIV POC Testing
Influenza
Prescription Drugs
Vaccines
FIVE: Company Profiles
American Family Care
Initial Investment
Ongoing Royalty
Net Worth Requirements
Converting an Existing Urgent Care Facility
Multi-Unit Purchases
Aurora Urgent Care
CareNow
CareSpot
Concentra
Dignity Healthcare
Doctors Care
FastMed
Intermountain InstaCare
MedExpress Urgent Care
NextCare
Patient First
U.S. HealthWorks
List of Exhibits
ONE: Executive Summary
Figure 1-1: Number of Urgent Care Centers, 2011-2017
Figure 1-2: Drivers of Clinic Location Growth
Figure 1-3: Limiters of Retail Clinic Growth
Figure 1-4: Common Reasons for Going to an Urgent Care Center
TWO: Issues and Trends in Urgent Care
Table 2-1: Typical ER versus Urgent Care Cost, Selective Procedures
Table 2-2: Type of Staff Employed
Figure 2-1: Ownership of Urgent Care Centers (Hospital, Physician, Corporation,Non-Physician Individual)
Figure 2-2: Growth Areas of Ownership Types (Hospital, Physician, Corporation,Non-Physician Individual)
Figure 2-3: Age of Urgent Care Clinic
Figure 2-4: Urgent Care Payment Source
Table 2-3: Use of Health Information Technology, NIH Study
THREE: Urgent Center User Survey
Figure 3-1: Have You Visited an Urgent Care Center in the Last 12 Months?
Figure 3-2: Do You Have a Physician That You Have Seen in the Last Year?
Figure 3-3: Number of Times You Have Visited an Urgent Care Center in theLast Year?
Figure 3-4: Were You Satisfied with Your Urgent Care Center Visit?
Figure 3-5: Reason for Your Urgent Care Center Visit?
FOUR: Market Analysis
Figure 4-1: Clinic Sales 2011-2017
Table 4-1: The U.S. Market for Urgent Care Center Services, 2011-2017
Table 4-2: Urgent Care Market by Procedure, 2013 and 2017 (Anxiety/Mental
Disorder, Respiratory, Stomach/Nausea, Skin, Fracture, Lacerations/Wounds,Cold/Flu, Lab, Pharmacy, X-Ray/Imaging, Vaccine, Allergies, Membership Fees,Aesthetic/Spa, Burn, Eye Treatment, Earache, Physical Therapy, Other)
Table 4-3: Imaging Sales to Urgent Care Centers, 2013 and 2017 (X-Ray,Ultrasound, CT)
Table 4-4: Diagnostic Sales to Urgent Care Centers, 2013 and 2017 (Chemistry
Panels, Complete Blood Count, Cholesterol/Lipids, Hep Function, Glucose,
HbA1c, Flu, Preg/LH, Urinalysis, HIV, Allergy, Strep, Drugs of Abuse, Cardiac
Markers, Coagulation PT, Anemia, Other)
Table 4-5: Prescriptions Written at Urgent Care Centers by Type, 2012 and 2017(Antibiotic, Flu, Painkiller, Asthma, Pres. Cough, Steroid, Others)
Table 4-6: Commonly Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in Urgent Care Centers
Table 4-7: Vaccinations Given at Urgent Care Clinics, 2012 and 2017 (Flu, Child Immunizations, Tetanus, Hep)

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