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More Americans using retail health clinics

Posted May 10, 2013, 9:35 am Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch As wait times to see a doctor for simple problems like sinusitis and urinary tract infection lengthen, more and more Americans are turning to retail health clinics—walk-in medical facilities located in pharmacies, grocery stores, and retailers such as Walmart and Target. The number of visits to such clinics quadrupled from 1.48 million in 2007 to 5.97 million in 2009,…

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