Daily Archives June 26, 2018

When Healthcare Meets Convenience

If you ask any number of Americans to come up with one word to describe healthcare, the last word they will ever think of is “convenience.” Even removing money from the equation, which is a major part of any medical service, there are a lot of things to think about and determine before you see a doctor. Questions float through your mind: is this an emergency? Do I need to be rushed to an emergency room or can it wait until an appointment can be made? Should I go to urgent care to be seen sooner or will that put me at risk of making my condition worse?

Many people are unsure when to seek emergency care. Urgent care centers frequently treat (as the name suggests) urgent but potentially non-life threatening problems, such as chest pain, lacerations, or bone breaks and fractures. In fact, the most common

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