This HND piece examines urgent care, first discussing its history. Urgent care these days has become an important part of primary healthcare delivery. References are cited to help you determine when to go to an emergency room and when to visit and urgent care facility.
Millennials might take credit for the surge in urgent care, but people of all generations agree that there has to be a solution beyond your own primary care physician or the ER. Notably, the cost of care for the same affliction at an urgent care clinic is one-tenth what would be charged at an ER. And, sometimes, you just can't wait for that doctor's appointment.
Back in the 1970s, the "experts" were laughing at this concept. Now, major healthcare centers are running their own urgent care facilities.
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