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Urgent Care: the evolution of a revolution
© Resnick; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
- Received: 7 October 2013
- Accepted: 8 October 2013
- Published: 23 October 2013
The rapid and global growth of urgent care centers has had a revolutionary, though poorly understood, impact on the health care delivery system. The consumer-driven care model inherent in urgent care and other so-called convenience care models is permeating into more conventional health care models. In addition, physician and hospital payment models are evolving, especially in the United States and are creating new market forces that will impact the organization and importance of integrated health care networks in the future. Together, these transformative changes are creating evolutionary pressures on traditional urgent care. Lessons learned from both the Israeli and American experience can be especially helpful for drafting a successful urgent care model for the future. This is a commentary onhttp://www.ijhpr.org/content/2/1/38/.
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- Urgent Care Center
Dr Resnick is Editor-In-Chief of JUCM, The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer of WellStreet Urgent Care in Atlanta, Georgia, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He formerly served as President of the Urgent Care Association of America.
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