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Urgent Care Centers Market (Illness, Injury, Physical, Vaccination, Diagnostic and Screening) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

The rise in the healthcare spending expenditure along with increasing geriatric population in particular has boosted the demand for cost-effective and convenient medical care worldwide. The urgent care model is designed to provide convenient access to quality, cost-effective healthcare services to general public around the world. The Urgent Care Association of America defines urgent care centers (UCCs) as medical care centers that provide health care services on a noâ€┬Éappointment or walk-in basis for illnesses or injuries that are not life threatening and are beyond the scope of traditional primary care or retail clinics. Majority of urgent care centers provide services for moderate illnesses, injuries and trauma, occupational medicine, routine vaccinations, physicals, lab tests, screening and monitoring. However, UCCs do not provide any ambulatory and critical care services. The UCCs market is highly fragmented, and small players such as physicians or physician groups own approximately 35% of the centers. The UCCs market was valued at USD 23.5 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach USD 30.5 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.

 

 

The global urgent care centers market is segmented on the basis of major services offered by the centers. These include services for moderate illness, injury and trauma, Physical, routine vaccination, diagnostic and screening and monitoring. The major share of the revenue was generated through illness services that accounted for majority of the share in the global urgent care centers market followed by the injury segment. Most of the visits in the urgent care centers market were for illness conditions of which the top five conditions (upper respiratory tract infections, pharyngitis, urinary tract infections, fever & cold and otitis media accounted for more than 50% of illness related visits. 

 

Geographically, the global UCCs market has been segmented into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). North America held the majority share of the overall UCCs market, followed by Europe that accounted for the second largest share. North America is expected to retain its dominant position throughout the forecasted period. This is attributed to high adoption of UCCs for non-emergency conditions. The increase in demand for walk-in health services and the rise in demand for cost-effective medical care are also contributing to the growth of UCCs market in North America. In Asia Pacific region, Japan, India, China, Australia and New Zealand are the major countries that offer immense opportunities to companies operating in this market. In Rest of the World (RoW), Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Turkey and UAE are the major countries where UCCs market is expected to record significant growth.

 

AFC/Doctors Express, CareSpot Express Healthcare LLC, Concentra Inc., FastMed Urgent Care, MD Now, MinuteClinic LLC, MedExpress, NextCare Urgent Care, Patient First and U.S. HealthWorks Inc. are some major companies operating in this market.

 

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Research Methodology

1.3 Market Segmentation

1.4 List of Abbreviations

 

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Comparative Analysis: Global Urgent Care Centers Market, By Geography, 2013 & 2020 (Value %)

 

Chapter 3 Market Overview

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Market Drivers

      3.2.1 Cost effective medical care is a strong driver in the expansion of urgent care centers market

      3.2.2 Appointment flexibility and reduced wait time at UCCs attracts large pool of patients

      3.2.3 Growing health insurance coverage propelling the demand for services offered by UCCs

      3.2.4 Increasing investment in the urgent care centers market helping in geographic expansion of large chain UCCs

3.3 Market Restraints

      3.3.1 High initial costs associated with the establishment of new UCCs hinders the market growth

      3.3.2 Continued physician shortages puts limit on growth of Urgent Care Centers Market

3.4 Market Opportunities

      3.4.1 Underserved states in the U.S. would offer opportunities in the UCCs market

3.5 Porter’s Five Force Analysis

      3.5.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      3.5.4 Threat of Substitutes

      3.5.5 Competitive Rivalry

3.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis

3.7 Competitive Landscape

      3.7.1 U.S. Urgent Care Centers Market Analysis: 2013 (Value %)

3.8 Value Chain Analysis: Global Urgent Care Centers Market

 

Chapter 4 Global Urgent Care Centers Market, by Services

4.1 Overview

4.2 Illness

      4.2.1 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Illness, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

4.3 Injuries

      4.3.1 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Injuries, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

4.4 Physical

      4.4.1 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Physical, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

4.5 Vaccination

      4.5.1 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Vaccination, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

4.6 Diagnostics

      4.6.1 Diagnostics Segment Market Revenue, by Tests, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

4.7 Screening

      4.7.1 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Screening, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

 

Chapter 5 Global Urgent Care Centers Market, by Geography

5.1 Introduction

5.2 North America

      5.2.1 North America Urgent Care Centers Market Revenue, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)

5.3 Europe

      5.3.1 Europe Urgent Care Centers Market Revenue, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)

5.4 Asia Pacific

      5.4.1 Asia Pacific Urgent Care Centers Market Revenue, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)

5.5 Rest of the World (RoW)

      5.5.1 Rest of the World Urgent Care Centers Market Revenue, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)

 

Chapter 6 Recommendations

6.1 Focus on rural areas to increase market penetration

6.2 Integration of point of care dispensing to offer one-stop health care solution

6.3 Robust marketing for urgent care centers would provide competitive advantage

6.4 Mergers and acquisitions to enter the market or to strengthen presence

 

Chapter 7 Company Profiles

7.1 AFC/Doctors Express

      7.1.1 Company Overview

      7.1.2 Financial Overview

      7.1.3 Services Portfolio

      7.1.4 Business Strategies

      7.1.5 Recent Developments

7.2 CareSpot Express Healthcare LLC

      7.2.1 Company Overview

      7.2.2 Financial Portfolio

      7.2.3 Services Portfolio

      7.2.4 Business Strategy

      7.2.5 Recent Developments

7.3 Concentra, Inc.

      7.3.1 Company Overview

      7.3.2 Financial Overview

      7.3.3 Product Portfolio

      7.3.4 Business Strategies

      7.3.5 Recent Developments

7.4 FastMed Urgent Care

      7.4.1 Company Overview

      7.4.2 Financial Overview

      7.4.3 Product Portfolio

      7.4.4 Business Strategies

      7.4.5 Recent Developments

7.5 MD Now

      7.5.1 Company Overview

      7.5.2 Financial Overview

      7.5.3 Product Portfolio

      7.5.4 Business Strategies

      7.5.5 Recent Developments

7.6 MedExpress

      7.6.1 Company Overview

      7.6.2 Financial Overview

      7.6.3 Product Portfolio

      7.6.4 Business Strategies

      7.6.5 Recent Developments

7.7 MinuteClinic, LLC

      7.7.1 Company Overview

      7.7.2 Financial Overview

      7.7.3 Services Portfolio

      7.7.4 Business Strategies

      7.7.5 Recent Developments

7.8 NextCare

      7.8.1 Company Overview

      7.8.2 Financial Overview

      7.8.3 Product Portfolio

      7.8.4 Business Strategies

      7.8.5 Recent Developments

7.9 Patient First

      7.9.1 Company Overview

      7.9.2 Financial Overview

      7.9.3 Product Portfolio

      7.9.4 Business Strategies

      7.9.5 Recent Developments

7.10 U.S. HealthWorks, Inc.

      7.10.1 Company Overview

      7.10.2 Financial Overview

      7.10.3 Services Portfolio

      7.10.4 Business Strategy

      7.10.5 Recent Developments

List of Figures

 

FIG. 1 Urgent Care Centers Market Segmentation

FIG. 2 Global Urgent Care Centers Market, by Services, 2013 (USD Million)

FIG. 3 Comparative Analysis: Global Urgent Care Centers Market, by Geography, 2013 & 2020 (Value %)

FIG. 4 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global Urgent Care Centers, by Geography

FIG. 5 U.S. Urgent Care Centers Market Analysis: 2013 (Approx. number of UCCs by State)

FIG. 6 Urgent Care Centers Market Value Chain Analysis

FIG. 7 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Illness, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 8 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Injuries, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 9 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Physicals, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 10 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Vaccination, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 11 Urgent Care Centers Market, for Screening, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 12 North America Urgent Care Centers Market, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 13 Europe Urgent Care Centers Market, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 14 Asia Pacific Urgent Care Centers Market, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

FIG. 15 Rest of the World Urgent Care Centers Market Revenue, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)

List of Tables

 

TABLE 1 List of Abbreviations

TABLE 2 Market Snapshot: Global Urgent Care Centers Market

TABLE 3 Major Players: U.S. Urgent Care Centers Market

TABLE 4 Global Urgent Care Centers Market, by Services, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

TABLE 5 Diagnostics Segment Market Revenue, by Tests, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

TABLE 6 Global Urgent Care Centers Market Revenue, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 (USD Million)

As per the Urgent Care Association of America, there are approximately 7,100 urgent care centers in the U.S. alone. The high unmet need in the states in the U.S. where there is a low penetration of urgent care centers will present new opportunities to key players. In addition, the availability of economical medical care facilities provided globally is amongst the key drivers fuelling the global urgent care centers market. 

The study provides an in-depth analysis on the urgent care centers market and presents information including classification, applications, industry chain structure, and definition of the market. Moving further, an evaluation has also been presented on the prime development trends, major players, and expansion of this market in major regions. To provide a thorough understanding of the market for urgent care centers, the tables in this study are categorized on the basis of application, product, revenue generated, and geography.

The study presents a forecast for the six-year period from 2014 to 2020. The report provides an analysis on the market in terms of both volume and revenue. Moving next, the key market dynamics including the opportunities, drivers, challenges, restraints, and trends have also been elaborated upon under this report. SWOT analysis has been provided on the major players operating in the market. The structure of this market and the chief projections in forthcoming years are also highlighted in this report. 

Overview of the Urgent Care Centers Market

Urgent care centers are a type of a walk-in clinics providing ambulatory care services in a dedicated medical facility, outside of a traditional emergency room. These centers primarily treat injuries and illnesses requiring immediate medical care, although these kinds of illnesses often do not merit an ER visit. Urgent care centers comprise unique technologies and present adequate procedures for the swift recovery of patients. These centers also bring about ease of access to their patients and present an economical and convenient healthcare experience.

The report states that the rising geriatric population globally and the increasing investments in the urgent care centers market are amongst the chief factors fuelling the growth of the market. Furthermore, factors such as the appointment flexibility and the reduced waiting time in urgent care centers have raised their demand immensely amongst patients, impacting the market positively. However, the dearth of qualified physicians and the soaring costs related to the establishment of these centers may pose a negative impact on the growth of the market in forthcoming years.

On the basis of service, the report segments the market for urgent care centers into injury, illness, vaccination, physical, screening, and diagnostic. Amongst these, the segment of illnesses exhibited the largest share on the basis of revenue in 2014 and was trailed by the segment of injuries.

In terms of geography, the market is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). Amongst these, the region of North America held the largest share in the market in 2014. This region was followed by Europe, which took  the second-largest share in the market. The rising preference for economical medical care facilities and the increasing demand for walk-in health services are responsible for the dominance of the regional urgent care centers market in North America.

Key Players in the Urgent Care Centers Market

The prominent players dominant in the market are CareSpot Express Healthcare LLC, AFC/Doctors Express, Concentra Inc., MD Now, FastMed Urgent Care, MinuteClinic LLC, NextCare Urgent Care, MedExpress, U.S. HealthWorks Inc., and Patient First, among others.

Major geographies analyzed under this research report are:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years

Key highlights of this report:

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

 


 
 
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