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Study shows impact of urgent care centers on nonemergent ED usage

Dive Brief: A new study suggests urgent care centers are impacting the use of emergency departments for minor illnesses and injuries, but only in locations with multiple UCCs. The multistate study by the National Bureau of Economic Research compared nonemergent ED use when UCCs were open and closed. The results showed a 1.4% uptick in… Read More »

Urgent Care Centers Ease ER Burden in U.S.

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed 2008-2015 data from Aetna, the commercial health insurance company. “The… Read More »