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In each issue on this page, we report on research from or relevant to the emerging urgent care marketplace. This month, we continue looking into data brought to light in Many Emergency Department Visits Could Be Managed at Urgent Care Centers and Retail Clinics,1 an article that (as the title implies) compared the capabilities and usage of urgent care centers vs. other immediate-care options the U.S. It may be most valuable to the urgent care practitioner as a barometer of patient preferences when choosing which site best suits their needs.

Last month, we shared data on antibiotics prescribed at urgent care centers and EDs. Here, we offer a comparison of how central nervous system (CNS) agents are prescribed.

Developing Data: February, 2011