Few Retail Clinics in Lower-Income Areas, Study Finds
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that retail clinics tend to be clustered in areas with lower poverty rates, lower populations of black residents and higher median incomes than areas without retail clinics. The study's author said the findings suggest that financial incentives may be needed to lure retail clinics to low-income areas.
- "Retail Clinics Serve Wealthier Neighborhoods -- Study" (Steenhuysen, Reuters, 5/25).
- "Few Retail Clinics Found Serving Poor" (Johnson, AP/Washington Times, 5/26).