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Urgent message: New data reveal that urgent care compares favorably with other practice environments when it comes to select key quality indicators.

Robin M. Weinick, PhD, Steffanie J. Bristol, BS, and Catherine M. DesRoches, DrPH Developing methods to assess the quality of healthcare in any clinical area is a complicated affair. Many individuals have devoted large parts of their careers to quality measurement, and several national organizations—such as The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum—exist solely for the purposes of measuring and ensuring the quality of healthcare delivered to patients in the U.S.

The Quality of Care at Urgent Care Centers