Healthcare Finance News March 12, 2019
Beth Jones Sanborn

The report showed more than 70 percent of patients wait less than 20 minutes to see a provider and it’s not just millennials fueling the demand.

The urgent care industry continues to grow and watch its population of users expand across patient demographics thanks to the demand for convenient access to specialized and immediate medical care as well as a consumer-friendly model that isn’t just attractive to millennials.

That’s the word from the annual Benchmarking Report from the Urgent Care Association. As of November 2018, the total number of urgent care centers in the U.S. reached 8,774, an increase of 8 percent from 2017.

UCA and Merchant Medicine collaborated on the annual report, which cites the largest urgent care organizations...