From 2017 to 2018, telehealth use grew 12% and use of retail clinics grew 10%, but use of urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and emergency departments (EDs) all declined, according to newly released findings from FAIR Health. Urgent care center use fell 11%, ASC use fell 12% and ED use fell 15%. These are among the findings in a new FAIR Health white paper containing the third annual edition of FH® Healthcare Indicators and FH® Medical Price Index.
- White Paper: FH® Healthcare Indicators and FH® Medical Price Index 2020. A FAIR Health White Paper, March 2020. (PDF)
- Usage of Telehealth and Retail Clinics Grew from 2017 to 2018 While That of EDs, ASCs and Urgent Care Declined. AJMC. April 2020