Hospitals Invest in Freestanding Clinic

Good News for Healthcare Consumers

Many of the largest U.S. healthcare operators are investing heavily in Emergency Centers, Urgent Care Centers, Surgery Centers, etc…. outside their hospitals.  The reason for the shift is the reduction in demand for services at their hospitals.  Healthcare consumers are being driven to high deductible health plans.  These types of services are less expensive and consumers end up paying less for their care.  In addition, these facilities owned by large health systems, are generally in network.


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