Easy access to medical clinics in retail settings is gaining momentum in the United States. While criticized in some quarters, these clinics are successful as measured by patient satisfaction and quality scores. Retail clinics hold potential for a uniquely US solution to the problem of access to primary care. Although questions remain about their future, evidence suggests that retail clinics may have an important role in US health care.
Corresponding Author: Christine K. Cassel, MD, American Board of Internal Medicine, 510 Walnut St, Ste 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (email@example.com).
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