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The fourth quarter of 2016 looks to be an especially busy one for healthcare acquisitions—with urgent care concerns being particularly hot report, according to a from Bloomberg’s Bureau of National Affairs (BNA). There are a large number of deals being hammered out currently, and both buyers and sellers are eager to close them before they close the annual books. Long-term care, health information technology, and physician practice all figure to lead the charge, with urgent care being deemed the “hot” subsector within the latter category. Deal makers are starting to realize that urgent care’s key attributes of providing immediate, relatively low-cost care are just the tip of the iceberg; in addition, data are mounting that the speed of care doesn’t compromise the quality of care in this setting, and that successful urgent care models can be replicated by medical entrepreneurs, hospital systems, and private equity alike.

Urgent Care Businesses Are Hot Commodities