In early 2008, UCA revamped its annual survey in conjunction with researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University with the goal of assuring that the UCA Benchmarking Committee’s efforts produced a scientifically valid report.

Here, we present some of the data from this landmark survey.
In this issue: What orthopedic-related services do urgent care centers tend to offer?
* “Fracture care” includes splinting and casting.

The question regarding orthopedic-related services was just one segment of a section of questions on services offered in urgent care centers. Future Developing Data pages will offer insight into lab tests processed and other diagnostic tests performed on site.

Acknowledgment: Data submitted by Robin M. Weinick, PhD, at the time of the survey assistant professor, Harvard Medical School and senior scientist, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Weinick is also a member of the JUCM Advisory Board. Financial support for this study was provided by UCA.

If you are aware of new data that you’ve found useful in your practice, let us know via e-mail to [email protected] We’ll share your discovery with your colleagues in an upcoming issue of JUCM.

Developing Data: April, 2010