Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, co-authors study on medical care in poor and underserved areas

May 26, 2009

Penn Medicine News Release

PHILADELPHIA –  Since 2000, nearly 1,000 “retail clinics” – offering routine care like sports physicals and immunizations and treatment for minor illnesses like strep throat – have opened their doors inside pharmacies and grocery stores across the United States. Retail chain operators proposed that the new clinics would improve access to medical care among uninsured or underserved populations. However, these clinics have been opened more often in higher-income areas that are less likely to be classified as medically underserved, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine published in the May 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine... Read More

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