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Jun

The Benefits of Urgent Care

Written by Family Magazine. Posted in Emergency room, Emergency-trained doctors, Medical center

What are the benefits of urgent care? Urgent care facilities are popping up all over the United States and an estimated 160 million urgent care visits take place every year. Despite this, some experts estimate that as many as 44% to 65% of all visits to the emergency room could actually have been better treated at the closest urgent care location. Meanwhile, only 3% of the people who come to a walk in clinic end up having to be referred on to an emergency room. There are many benefits of urgent care, and here are just a few.

  1. They free up hospital emergency rooms. American hospital emergency rooms are sometimes overrun with patients who don’t need the specialized services that a hospital can provide. Some end up there because they can’t get to a doctor’s office during business hours, or because they need immediate medical attention for something that is not life-threatening. Choosing the treatments and services available at an Continue Reading No Comments