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Drive-Thru Health Clinics


Kosar_For_President

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Absolutley! This could solve one of the problems with cost and people using the ER for their personal Doctor. Unless they are dying or could dies from their condition, send them to the clinic?

 

Just some thoughts, trying to stimulate ideas on how to alleviate ER costs.

 

"For the various kinds of services studied, the average visit to a retail clinic cost $110, versus $156 for urgent care and $166 for a family doc. As for ERs? A cool $570."

 

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Can you imagine how many people will be visiting the emergency room if we get free healthcare?

 

And who pays?

 

That wasn't the question T. What other ideas like this could stave off free health care. Where is Cal by the way, he would of been all over this like files on shit.

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That wasn't the question T. What other ideas like this could stave off free health care. Where is Cal by the way, he would of been all over this like files on shit.

 

 

People using the ER for a common cold or an earache has been a problem for a long time. ER's are expensive due to they have to be prepared for anything. not like a clinic. But you know that people will go to an ER for a cold just out of convenience when they have insurance.

 

I watched this the other night, Stossel makes some points that validate your topic.

 

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The 'doc in a box' thing is making a huge comeback down here in FLA. The thing that they are really getting good at is providing inexpensive school physicals...and now they are better at accepting insurances.

 

This is probably going to go a long way to fill in some of the gaps in healthcare. Usually the services are provided by several Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants, with only 1 or 2 MD's on the staff. This allows them to cut the overall costs of having the MD see the patient...and it allows them to have more staff per patient (less waiting time) than the ER.

 

It is a nice go between...the problem has always been getting people to give up the familiarity of their own personal MD (waiting times and costs, not to mention insurance changes have taken care of that) and to trust these places over ER's (and the cost of services and good PR are curing that).

 

I personally like the idea. Hope it sticks around this time.

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