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Why Urgent Care Centers Matter More Than Ever

Urgent care centers have become quite common indeed all throughout the United States. In fact, as of the year of 2016 there were well over 7,000 of them. In the years that have followed since, this number has only continued to climb and climb. But why urgent care? Why not go to your local emergency room?

Let’s first take a look at all that the local urgent care center is able to provide, from pediatric emergency care to even dealing with broken bones. After all, recent data suggests that up to 80% (more than three quarters) of all urgent care locations are actually able to treat fractures limbs, as they have the capability to accurately diagnose them in the first place. And even pediatric emergency care can be handled in the local urgent care center, as pediatric emergency care often requires wound repair (as anyone who has handled pediatric emergency care cases can likely attest to, children can be truly Continue reading