The past five years have been another good stretch for the urgent care marketplace: new data from Accenture, a management consulting firm, show that visits to urgent care clinics increased 19 percent from 2010 to 2015 (projected)—equating to 176.8 million visits this year alone.

By comparison, the retail clinic sector (which offers a more limited menu of services than the typical urgent care center) is also growing, expecting to receive 18.8 million patient visits this year.

Combined, urgent care and retail clinics now account for 20 percent of primary care visits (up 5% from 2014), according to Accenture.

Visits to Urgent Care Clinics Keep Climbing
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