Becker's Healthcare October 9, 2018
Alia Paavola

Health systems across the U.S. are looking for ways to improve the overall health of the communities they serve while simultaneously cutting costs. One of the popular trends emerging in the healthcare space to combat these seemingly competing incentives is an emphasis on primary care or other express care sites.

Driving investment in primary care or other express care sites could be the key to lowering costs, improving patient satisfaction and reducing hospitalizations or unnecessary emergency department visits, according to an op-ed published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Over the last few months, several health systems have announced their intent to expand their primary care or express care strategies.

Here is a breakdown of seven hospitals or health systems investing in primary care sites,...