This article explores a new trend within larger companies of bringing doctors, nurses and even pharmacy services in-house. Workers get fast medical attention without taking the large blocks of time-off from work required to travel to far-flung doctor’s offices. Such facilities also encourage employees to participate in medical screenings and company-sponsored disease management and prevention programs.

The article identifies several of the larger contractors that run such facilities for companies. It also notes the spread of retail clinics that treat routine medical conditions on a walk-in basis and how smaller employers are promoting the use of these clinics by lowering copayments for employees and their dependents who go to them.

Source: The Kiplinger Letter (Washington); Nov 30, 2007

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