Why Urgent Care is Growing So Fast

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Why Urgent Care is Growing So Fast

February 1, 2023

Why Urgent Care is Growing So Fast

Urgent care centers are popping up everywhere! Patient volumes ballooned 60% since before the pandemic, and investors keep eating it up.

In this episode of CareTalk, John and David explore what’s behind the rapid growth of urgent care and why it matters.

(0:53) What is urgent care?
(1:50) Urgent care growth by the numbers
(3:30) Is urgent care actually more expensive?
(4:30) How urgent care promotes more access to care
(5:50) Why is urgent care growing so much?
(11:20) Why are investors bullish on urgent care?
(13:17) Will urgent care centers undermine the doctor/patient relationship?

CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.

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