Doctors Express, the first ever nationally franchised urgent care, talks about the recent “gold rush” of urgent cares and why families are so attracted to that model of care.  A 2010 Rand Corp. study found that almost one in five visits to hospital emergency rooms could be treated at urgent care centers, potentially saving $4.4 billion annually in health-care costs. Doctors Express talks about the demand of urgent cares from busy families; and how an important part of the Doctors Express experience is that they forward their patient’s medical information or diagnosis to the patient’s family physician for continued care for each patient.

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/urgent-care-centers-are-booming-which-worries-some-doctors/2012/09/17/e87f1a0c-e0cb-11e1-a19c-fcfa365396c8_story.html