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. Over the coming months in Developing Data, JUCM will present some of the findings from this landmark survey, to which 436 urgent care centers responded.

In this issue: How large are urgent care centers?

It is important to note that many dimensions are important when describing the size of urgent care centers, and the number of exam and treatment rooms captures only one aspect.

Acknowledgment: Data submitted by Robin M. Weinick, PhD, 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. 

Next month in Developing Data: How many physicians work in urgent care centers, and what are their specialties?

Developing Data: November, 2008
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