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Data from the Bureau of Health Professionals show that lack of access to primary care in the United States is driving the heightened demand for urgent care utilization. As of 2013, approximately 60 million individuals in the United States lacked access to primary care, an increase from 56 million in 2007. The lack of access is driven by a number of factors, including inconvenient hours, stringent scheduling requirements, and overcapacity at primary care physician offices.

In this issue: Lack of Access to Primary Care as a Driver of Urgent Care Industry Growth

Developing Data: January, 2015