Urgent Care Center Impact on Emergency Department Use

In a working paper issued in January 2019 by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), researchers examined how urgent care centers (UCCs) impact emergency department (ED) demand.  After urgent care centers closed for the day, ED visits for minor illnesses by privately insured patients in locations with multiple UCCs increased by 1.4% (2.4 million ED visits) because UCCs are... Read More