SPOTLIGHT: Despite controversies, retail clinics likely to thrive

In Massachusetts, retail clinics have gotten a particularly rocky reception, with even Boston's mayor arguing that they might provide inferior care. But according to an analysis by The Boston Globe, retail clinics have done perfectly well at treating the minor conditions they're designed to address, offering outcomes at least as good as traditional primary care practices. This suggests, to one reporter at least, that retail clinics are likely to thrive. Article