Complimentary White Paper on the Urgent Care Industry

Confirms the importance of better incorporating urgent care into the healthcare delivery system

WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) today announced it has made available to the public its new white paper, “The Case for Urgent Care.” The paper was developed to bring together the results of national and regional studies to fully illustrate the role urgent care centers are currently playing in improving access to and lowering costs of healthcare. The study also reviews future potential roles for urgent care centers, and highlights the need to include urgent care centers in healthcare delivery reform solutions.

Key trends covered in the white paper include:

  • The cost savings of using an urgent care instead of an emergency department for non-emergency care could range from 7.22 ‐ 18.45 billion dollars annually.
  • Urgent care centers see between 71,136,000 and 160,056,000 patient visits each year.
  • The capacity for urgent care centers to provide care for the 32 million newly covered individuals under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • The relationships between urgent care centers and emergency departments (ED), Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), physician shortages, and more.

To download the complimentary white paper and learn more about the importance of urgent care in healthcare delivery, please click here.

About the Urgent Care Association of America

The Urgent Care Association of America is a membership association for professionals in the urgent care industry. UCAOA provides educational programs in clinical care and practice management, sponsors urgent care Fellowship Programs, funds groundbreaking industry research, has a monthly Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and maintains an active website and online member community for daily exchange of best practices. UCAOA provides leadership, education and resources for the successful practice of urgent care for its members. For more information visit


Urgent Care Association of America
Lou Ellen Horwitz, 877-698-2262
Executive Director
[email protected]
Urgent Care Association of America
Laura Gaskill, 877-698-2262
Communications Director
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Illinois

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  Other Health  Managed Care



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