Region Focus

Summer 2009

Health Care Aisle: Retail medicine pushes competition, price transparency

Medical innovation has allowed some routine health care to be performed in clinics located in retail stores. These outlets have created new competition that may affect the traditional ways health care is delivered.

Related Links

Bohmer, Richard. "The Rise of In-Store Clinics -- Threat or Opportunity?" New England Journal of Medicine, Feb. 22, 2007.

Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

Ha, Tu T., and Genna R. Cohen. "Checking up on Retail-based Health Care Clinics: Is the Boom Ending?" Center for Studying Health System Change, The Commonwealth Fund, Issue Brief, September 2008.

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