Investor-owned ambulatory care walk-in centers: how have primary care physicians responded
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Ambulatory Care Facilities; data; Appointments and Schedules; Catchment Area (Health); Chi-Square Distribution; Economic Competition; Fees, Medical; Health Facilities, Proprietary; data; Marketing of Health Services; Massachusetts; Physicians, Family; Private Practice; Questionnaires
Community Health | Other Medical Specialties | Preventive Medicine
Investor-owned walk-in centers are a recent innovation in ambulatory care. The authors surveyed private practice primary care physicians about their marketing strategies before and after the advent of a local walk-in center. Respondents were more likely to report that they accepted walk-ins and that they advertised in the latter than in the former time period. Findings are discussed in the framework of previous predictions about the impact of walk-in centers on the delivery of care in traditional primary care practice settings.
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Citation: J Health Care Mark. 1991 Sep;11(3):61-8.
Cashman, Suzanne B.; Parks, Cindy Lou; and Bicknell, William J., "Investor-owned ambulatory care walk-in centers: how have primary care physicians responded" (1991). Family Medicine and Community Health Publications and Presentations. 148.