Projected Volume of Prescriptions

Data from the 2014 Urgent Care Chart Survey of 1,778,075 blinded visits by patients to more than 800 different urgent care clinics, conducted by the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, reveal that for 2014, the top three medication classes by volume projected to be prescribed at U.S. urgent care centers were, in descending order: Oral antibiotics, 72.9 million Corticosteroids, 20.5 million Narcotic analgesics, 14.9 million The survey’s methodology and data abstraction forms were initially designed …

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The Most Frequent Disposition of Cases at U.S. Urgent Care Centers in 2014

Data from the 2014 Urgent Care Chart Survey of 1,778,075 blinded visits by patients to more than 800 different urgent care clinics, conducted by the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, reveal that the most frequent disposition of cases at U.S. urgent care centers in 2014 was provision of follow-up care as needed. The survey’s methodology and data abstraction forms were initially designed in 2008 by researcher Robin M. Weinick, PhD, then an assistant professor at …

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Top 3 Rapid Tests Performed at U.S. Urgent Care Centers in 2014

Data from the 2014 Urgent Care Chart Survey of 1,778,075 blinded visits by patients to more than 800 different urgent care clinics, conducted by the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, reveal that the top 3 rapid tests performed at U.S. urgent care centers in 2014 were as follows, in descending order: • Rapid group A Streptococcus test—15.59 million tests • Rapid influenza test—13.91 million tests • Rapid chlamydia test—0.92 million tests The survey’s methodology and …

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Top 3 Blood Tests Performed at U.S. Urgent Care Centers in 2014

Data from the 2014 Urgent Care Chart Survey of 1,778,075 blinded visits by patients to more than 800 different urgent care clinics, conducted by the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, reveal that the top 3 blood tests performed at U.S. urgent care centers in 2014 were as follows, in descending order: • Comprehensive metabolic panel—3.15 million tests • Glucose level—1.23 million tests • Thyroid-stimulating hormone level—1.19 million tests The survey’s methodology and data abstraction forms …

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Top Procedures Performed at U.S. Urgent Care Centers in 2014

Data from the 2014 Urgent Care Chart Survey of 1,778,075 blinded visits by patients to more than 800 different urgent care clinics, conducted by the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, reveal that the top 3 procedures performed at U.S. urgent care centers in 2014 were as follows, in descending order: • Medication administration (vaccine, IV, steroid injection, anesthesia)—59.7 million procedures (39.8% of visits) • Rapid diagnostic tests and cultures—44 million procedures (29.4% of visits) • …

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Top Classes of Prescriptions Written at U.S. Urgent Care Centers in 2014

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 for almost half of visits (48.6%) to U.S. urgent care centers, the prescriptions written by health-care providers are for oral antibiotics. The next 4 classes of prescriptions written are as follows, in descending order by percentage of visits: corticosteroids (13.7%), narcotic analgesics (9.9%), cough …

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