Retail clinic a welcome addition in Haywood
More than 18 percent of the gross domestic product — that’s the total end value of all goods and services in an economy — is spent on health care in the United States.
It’s an amount that is almost 50 percent higher than the next ranking nation in the world, Even those in the health care field recognize this level of spending is unsustainable and that costs must be reduced.
That’s why the growing trend toward retail clinics makes such sense.
These clinics can be found across the nation in retail stores, supermarkets or pharmacies. They are geared toward treating relatively simple illnesses quickly and at an affordable price. Maladies such as strep throat, infections or minor wounds are typical reasons that prompt a visit to a retail clinic. The clinics are most-often staffed by physician ...