DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/62ntcv/retail_clinics) has announced the addition of the "Retail Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Survey Results" report to their offering.
Retail clinics are medical settings located in a retail store. They are not free-standing and do not offer all medical services. Yet they provide an option for busy Americans seeking a convenient option for basic healthcare needs such as vaccinations or cold remedies.
This survey of retail clinic visitors may shed light on the use of these small medical practices within drugstores or grocery stores, in the wake of concerns expressed by the nation's leading pediatric physician association. The healthcare market research publisher said their survey of US consumers who had visited a retail clinic revealed most retail clinic visitors are mostly adults who have a regular physician, and most visits are for low-level care. In its report, Retail Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Survey Results, 66% of retail clinic visitors are adults who are not accompanied by a child.
Retail clinics are medical settings located in a retail store. They are not free-standing and do not offer all services. Most of these clinic locations are located either in CVS, Walgreens, Target or Walmart Stores, but there are other chains and venues as well. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement about the use of such clinics. The association said that retail clinics lead to fragmented care, incomplete health records and a possible decrease in the quality of care.
The survey found that while 51% of retail clinic visitors have children, only 36% of visitors have brought a child to a retail clinic. Further, just more than a quarter, or 27%, of retail clinic visitors brought a child 11 years of age or younger. An online panel of 2,000 U.S. adults, age 18 and over, adjusted for US population, was conducted from January 23 to February 26, 2014. The survey respondents were queried on a variety of topics, including retail clinic usage, the reason for their visits and satisfaction.
The most common reason for a visit to a retail clinic is for a cold, or to get a vaccination. While this may indicate the threat to business is not serious, it may not be of comfort to pediatricians. The AAP noted in their warning that even pediatric visits for minor conditions are important to assess if larger problems may exist or notice trends. The survey found that most retail clinic visitors do have a regular physician - 84% have a physician that they have seen in the last year, and that this number is up 3% from the firm's survey in 2013.
The report, Retail Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Survey Results, confirms some expectations about retail clinics, but also confounds some of the common assertions about retail clinic customers, and provides a basis for industry-watchers to conduct business planning and develop a strategic marketing plan.
This report, Retail Clinics: Market Overview and 2014 Consumer Survey Results provides an overview of the retail clinic market in 2014 with the following data:
- Number of Retail Clinics 2012-2014
- Clinic Location Breakout by Brand
- Market for Retail Clinics 2012-2018
The report provides retail clinic industry, investors and suppliers with the following information and more:
- How likely are Americans to have used a retail clinic?
- How has this improved since 2013?
- What condition did retail clinic visitors seek treatment for?
- Are adults or children using these clinics?
- What are the demographics of those who use a retail clinic?
- Would those who haven't used a retail clinic consider it?
- What type of people should the retail clinic industry target?
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter One: Executive Summary
Chapter Two: Retail Clinic Locations And Market
- Store Locations
- Retail Clinic Market
- Survey Of Us Adults
- Demographics Of Survey
Chapter Three: Survey Results
- Retail Clinic Visitors
- Potential Clinic Visitors
- Reasons For Visit
- Physician Relationship
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