The U.S. urgent care market will continue to grow through at least 2023—to an overall value of $25.93 billion, according to a report just released by MarketsandMarkets. The research, packaged under the title Urgent Care Center Market by Service (Acute Illness Treatment, Trauma/Injury Treatment, Physical Examination, Immunization & Vaccination), Ownership (Corporate Owned, Physician Owned, Hospital Owned), and Region – Global Forecast to 2023, attributes the ongoing surge to the public’s demand for affordable care and shorter wait times, growing investments in urgent care, the increasing senior population, and strategic developments between urgent care providers and hospitals. Partially due to the current severe flu season, acute illness is expected to account for the largest share of the business in urgent care, compared with trauma/injury treatment, physical examinations, immunization and vaccination, and “other services” (eg, diagnostics, telemedicine, travel, occupational medicine). Corporate-owned urgent care operations are expected to take up the biggest share of the market.
Another Market Projection Shows Urgent Care Surge Continuing—to Nearly $26 Billion