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In-store health clinics, Part 2

A website called RNCentral.com has come up with a list of 20 ways Walmart's in-store clinics will affect health care. Some of the observations are obvious, like how the combination of flat fee services and no need for insurance is likely to attract patients who otherwise would go without medical care. Others may be less so, such as the public health benefit of a likely increase in immunizations due to the low cost and convenience.

A British twist on a GHE trend

On the Global Health Economy map, we identified retail health as a "big story" that led us to "[e]xpect innovations such as in-store clinics to open new channels to consumer health markets and enable to providers to extend services beyond traditional settings."

The AMA and Retail Health Clinics

The old guard has spoken. At a meeting earlier this week in Chicago, the policymaking House of Delegates of the American Medical Association reacted to plans by retailers like Wal-Mart and CVS to bring thousands of retail health clinics to U.S. consumers in the coming years. According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the AMA group said that,

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