Why We Need Retail Health Clinics

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Dec. 6 2011 3:15 PM

Why People Are Excited About Retail Health Clinics In One Simple Chart

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Aaron Carroll did a nice piece earlier this week about how he learned to appreciate retail health clinics, and in response to some pushback does an even better post highlighting this chart.

A lot of health care professionals in the United States seem to me to be slightly in denial about the level of service they're providing. Somehow we have the most expensive health care system in the world, with the highest paid doctors, and yet it's strangely difficult to actually get an appointment to see one.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.