Convenience clinics, also known as retail health clinics, are a quickly growing segment of the U.S. health care marketplace, although their expansion has slowed somewhat from the very high rates of their early years. This report looks at retail clinics’ impact and growth over the next five years.
Although different operators employ slightly different approaches, the overall business model utilized by convenience clinics is quite consistent. It involves the provision of basic healthcare services at a low cost, in a facility conveniently located in a busy retail outlet, with broad hours of operation. Care is intended to supplement that provided by the patient’s primary care provider, particularly for common illnesses where the diagnoses are clear-cut and the therapies are proven. Locations such as drug stores, food stores, mass merchandisers and other popular retail outlets with pharmacies enable patient accessibility and make it easy for patients to get their prescriptions filled nearby.
When last Kalorama published the first syndicated market research study on the emerging trend of in-store clinics in 2007, retail clinics were a novel trend. Now, with a few years of activity, they are established in food, drug, mass merchandizing and other stores, with both successes and failures. There is growth in some projects, scalebacks in others. Kalorama has analyzed these developments and returned to examine the state of the market in 2011.
In this market research report, Kalorama outlines many of the factors that will determine the future of the retail clinic concept:
- State of the Market in 2011
- Competitors in the Market: Who Won and Who Lost
- What Consumers, Physicians and Legislators Think About Retail Clinics
- ‘Out of Pocket’ Healthcare Spending and its Impact on Retail Clinics
- Health Care Reform and Retail Clinics
- Projections for Future Growth of Clinics
- Markets for Vaccines to Retail Clinics
- Markets for POC Diagnostic Products to Retail clinics
- Calculations of the Indirect Revenue that retail clinics can add to Store Income.
- Types of Stores (Food Store, Drug Store, Mass Merchandize or box store, Other) that will most benefit from retail clinics
- How the 2011 economy will shape the retail clinic market
- Labor Shortages, Varying Standards and Other Trends That will Impact this Market
- Company Profiles of Major Retail Clinic Companies
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. Interviews with company representatives were conducted to capture the perspectives from industry participants’ point of view and assess trends, and form the basis of the forecasting and competitive analysis.
Dollar figures represent the U.S. market and are expressed in current dollars. period and forecasts are provided through 2015. The size of each market segment refers to manufacturers’ revenues.
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