Why Are More Patients Choosing Urgent Care Over the ER?
Just about everyone has encountered a medical emergency of some sort in their life, whether it be a broken bone, an aching head, or a car accident injury. While it was commonplace to choose the ER when faced with a medical issues, there has been a prominent rise of urgent care centers in the last 10 years. These centers have seen a large influx of patients of all ages, ensuring that they receive care as soon as possible with their staffing. in this video, we’ll take a look at what you can expect when visiting an urgent care center instead of the emergency room.
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The first big draw to an urgent care center versus the emergency room is the wait time. More often than not, you’ll receive care quicker at an urgent care than at a standard hospital emergency room, depending on the condition and ailments you are experiencing. This cutting down of wait times has families with young children opting for urgent care when a medical emergency is minor and not life-threatening, allowing for emergency rooms to focus on true emergencies. To learn more about urgent care facilities, continue watching this video!