Patient Engagement May 17, 2023
By Sara Heath

More than half of adult patients would visit a retail health clinic in a pharmacy, underscoring trends of healthcare consumerism.

The scales are tipping in favor of retail health clinics, especially the ones set up in pharmacies, as consumerism in healthcare changes the landscape of care access, according to a new survey report commissioned by Wolters Kluwer, which PatientEngagementHIT received via email.

The survey of more than 1,000 healthcare consumers in the US showed that 58 percent of patients are likely to visit their local pharmacy to get basic types of non-emergency healthcare. That includes the likes of CVS MinuteClinic or the retail health clinics in Rite Aid or Walgreens.

“As we saw in last year’s survey, primary care decentralization...

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Topics: Patient / Consumer, Primary care, Provider, Retail care, Survey / Study, Trends
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