Becker's Healthcare May 17, 2023
Ashleigh Hollowell

Demand for more convenient and affordable healthcare options is giving rise to pharmacies becoming more trusted as a first point of care than ever by Americans — especially those in younger generations, according to a survey commissioned by Wolters Kluwer.

Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they seek non-emergency care at local pharmacies, and 33 percent also said what is most important to them when seeking this kind of care is convenience over the credentials and qualifications of the provider.

“Primary care decentralization is continuing — the traditional one doctor one patient, single point of coordination is vanishing, and this is especially evident in younger generations,” Peter Bonis, MD, chief medical officer at Wolters Kluwer, Health, said in a...

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