Survey looks at use of retail health clinics for children

07/22/2013 | Reuters · Bloomberg Businessweek

U.S. researchers surveyed 1,484 parents waiting in 19 pediatricians' offices and found that approximately 23% of them had taken their children to a retail health clinic. The most commonly cited reasons for visiting the clinics were more suitable hours and failure to secure an appointment at the pediatrician's office, according to the study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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