With a demand in healthcare to lower unneeded emergency room visits and provide more options for patients, more and more patients will visit urgent care centers (UCC) in the coming years, according to a new report on the industry by market research firm Kalorama Information. The report, The Market for Urgent Care Centers, is a detailed look at the current state of these healthcare outlets, including the number of locations, expected growth and revenues. Revenues in this report are segmented by the reason for visit to the UCC and are forecasted to 2023.
With approximately 9,500 locations across the country, urgent care clinics are a quickly growing segment of the U.S. healthcare marketplace and an important means of providing healthcare services to the public. 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. The urgent care business model involves providing a full range of services of nonemergency acute care. UCCs differ from traditional physicians’ offices with procedure rooms for lacerations and fractures, a radiology department for x-ray services, and a laboratory.
“Over the past several years, the U.S. urgent care industry has moved from an early stage of growth to a more established stage,” observes Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information. “Many different players have emerged; some have grown and prospered, while others have divested or disappeared. I expect merger and acquisition activity will be brisk as competitors jockey for share.”
This report will provide marketers and business planners with the important data they need on this growing segment of the healthcare market. Kalorama has covered the urgent care trend with estimates of its impact on IVD and imaging since 2013. Profiles of leading competitors and their relative market share are provided. As urgent care centers are an important target market for pharmaceutical and IVD companies, the market opportunity for these supplier companies is also presented.
For more information, the Kalorama Information report The Market for Urgent Care Centers is available here: https://kaloramainformation.com/product/the-market-for-urgent-care-centers.