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Those millennials again: Driving major changes in healthcare for convenience


Added 10-22-18 10:50:02am EST - “But impatient patients are going elsewhere” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Those millennials again: Driving major changes in healthcare for convenience”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Those 83 million Americans born between 1981 and 1996, by far the nation’s largest age cohort, are turning away from primary healthcare doctors in favor of walk-in medicine at the growing number of urgent care offices across the country.

As with the explosion of online banking, 24-hour groceries and even Uber, the drive behind the movement is convenience and connectivity.

The desire for convenience is not confined to younger people, but it is concentrated there. They’re not inclined to call for a doctor’s appointment several days ahead and then wait in a crowded, well, waiting room., especially when feeling ill.

A recent study by Kaiser Health News found not only rapidly growing walk-in offices with extended morning, evening and weekend hours to suit customer convenience. But it also found also online tele-medicine sites offering virtual visits and health consultations without having to leave home and small retail clinics in existing pharmacies and large stores.

An added advantage is their flat fees, not vague layered ones of a surprising size spit out by the bill printers in standard doctor’s offices.

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