Consumer-Driven Health Care: Nurse Practitioners Making History

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Consumer-driven health care has spawned an industry of convenient care clinics that offer accessible, quality care at a reasonable price. The primary health care providers at these clinics are family nurse practitioners. Since their debut, these clinics have provided a niche for people who do not want to spend hours in emergency departments for minor illnesses and uninsured people who cannot afford the high costs of health care. This article reviews the history behind convenient care clinics and offers some prognostication for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • accessibility
  • convenient care clinics
  • nurse practitioners
  • quality care
  • retail clinics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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