UCAOA’S Survey Committee drew two important conclusions from its first industry-wide survey: urgent care is a growing industry nationwide, and those within the industry are hungry for benchmarking data. In each issue of JUCM, Developing Data will seek to fulfill that need.

In this issue: Answers to the question, “So how long have you been in business?”

As a distinct practice environment, “urgent care” is relatively young and just now becoming a part of the consumer healthcare vernacular. And yet, the pioneers have been in operation for more than 20 years. In other words, the industry is in the enviable position of demonstrating its stability while also growing at an ever-increasing pace; note that while 40% of respondents have been in business for more than 10 years, 39% opened their doors less than five years prior to the survey.

Developing Data: April, 2007
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