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More Americans using retail health clinics - Harvard Health ...

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“It's really up to the patient to make sure that the excellent records these retail medical clinics keep is embedded in their personal health record with their primary health care provider,” Professor Herzlinger says.
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eMedToday's curator insight, June 11, 2013 7:14 AM

Covenience and Price drive retail clinics push.

 

What is driving this migration to retail health clinics? “For the majority of patients it is convenience,” says lead study author, Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and health policy researcher at the nonprofit RAND Corporation (he’ll be joining Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy in June). You can walk into a retail health clinic without an appointment, and many clinics are open nights and weekends. In fact, nearly half of the visits in the study were on the weekends or other off-hours when doctors’ offices are typically closed.

 

The other attraction of retail health clinics is price, Dr. Mehrotra and his colleagues found. “Not the actual price, but the transparency of the cost,” he says. Clinics offer a menu of prices and services, which means there are fewer surprises when the bill arrives. And health insurance covers all—or a percentage of—the costs of services provided at these clinics, just as it does for care delivered at a doctor’s office.

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Nurse practitioners should be released from their arbitrary bondage ...

Nurse practitioners should be released from their arbitrary bondage ... | Family Nurse Practitioner | Scoop.it
Those states, and now Walgreens, have recognized that nurse practitioners can handle a lot more than antibiotics for urinary tract infections: They can practice primary care just fine without physician oversight.
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A Broader Role for the Federal Trade Commission in Regulating APRN Nursing Scope of Practice

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Created in 1914 to promote consumer protection by eliminating and preventing anticompetitive, unsafe, or deceptive business practices, the Federal Trade Commission is the logical agency to address scope of practice laws.
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The potential for multi-disciplinary primary health care services to ...

The potential for multi-disciplinary primary health care services to take action on the social determinants of health: actions and constraints - up-to-the-minute news and headlines. 7thSpace is a online portal covering topics ...
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Government still committed to free GP care, conference told

Government still committed to free GP care, conference told | Family Nurse Practitioner | Scoop.it
Minister of State for Primary Care says plans will be unveiled before summer recess (Government still committed to free GP care, conference told http://t.co/BQNdBHIaGS)...
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