The 40th annual report on the state of the health of Americans from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides insights on the impact of changes in the healthcare landscape, including the years that saw urgent care grow from the “doc in a box” (in the public’s perception, anyway) to the sophisticated, integral part of the healthcare system that it is recognized as today. The CDC’s Health, United States, 2016 reports on long-term trends in health and healthcare delivery between 1975 and 2016. In addition to population health movements, such as declines in cigarette smoking and increases in prescription drug use, the report offers revelations on changes in healthcare access and utilization—clearly areas in which urgent care has been significant.

New CDC Data Cover the Urgent Care ‘Explosion’ Years
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