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Data from the 2014 Urgent Care Chart Survey of 1,778,075 blinded patient visits to more than 800 different urgent care clinics, conducted by the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, show that the 2 largest age groups of patients using urgent care centers were 21 to 30 years (17.1%) and 31 to 40 years (15.9%); the smallest age group was 51 to 60 years (11.9%).

The survey’s methodology and data abstraction forms were initially designed in 2008 by researcher Robin M. Weinick, PhD, then an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a senior scientist at the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital, and now associate director of RAND Health.

Patient Age Breakout for the U.S. Urgent Care Market in 2014