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 findings from this landmark survey, to which 436 urgent care centers responded.In this issue: What percentage of physicians working in urgent care are board certified – and how does that compare with primary care?

The survey also revealed that 85% of urgent care centers have at least one physician on site whenever the site is open.

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

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Developing Data: May, 2009