The Urgent Care Centers industry represents one of the fastest-growing segments of the American healthcare system. With rising wait times for both primary and emergency-care providers, urgent care centers have become an increasingly viable alternative for patients. During the next five years, the Urgent Care Centers industry is expected to continue expanding. One of the main factors driving growth for the industry is increasing demands made on primary-care providers that are, thus, pushing patients to this industry's operators. Additionally, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand insurance coverage to millions of people by 2020.
This industry includes facilities that deliver medical care on an unscheduled, walk-in basis. Urgent care centers are primarily used to treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not serious enough to warrant emergency-room care.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.