Report: Retail clinics expected to continue rapid growth

The number of retail clinics across the United States could reach 3,000 by next year, according to a new study by the consulting firm Accenture. Although the first retail clinics only opened in the year 2000, consumers embrace them for several reasons, including the physician shortage, lower price points than other care locales--oftentimes less than a fifth of an emergency room visit--and greater price transparency, according to the report. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare