Drug store clinics

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  1. Salty

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    Looks like there is a new fad in the USA
    http://mississippi.medicalnewsinc.com/news.php?viewStory=979

    What are your thoughts about a drug store have a mini-clinic.
    The purpose is to treat minor problems eg strep throat, pink eye, colds, and ect. Staff will be PA's and Nurse Practitioners :saint:

    I like the ideal. :thumbs: It may help alleviate overuse of emergency rooms.

    For you military types, it would be similar to a Bn Aid station.

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  2. Bible Believing Bill

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    It sounds like a good idea. I do notice that the article stresses the cost savings over an emergency room visit. What about compared to a visit to the Doctors office, or a stand alone walk in clinic? All three of the hospitals in town have at least one walk in clinic and there are several independant walk in clinics in town.

    So what is the real differance? The fact that they only have nurse practitionars, and are in stores. If they can provide real cost savings for the un or under insured then its a good idea, but if then what is the point.

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    The popular concept of health "insurance" is a terrible perversion of the concept of insurance principles. It is NOT insurance. It is a pre-paid service.

    Which is more important, medical service or eating? Why has no one proposed "food insurance?" You buy food insurance, take your food card to the Safeway and Safeway bills your food plan. Anyone think we would eat better or food costs would drop?
     
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    People also forget that health care is not a right, and insurance is a benefit, not a right.
     
  5. UnchartedSpirit

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    are corner stores the same thing as drug stores? I don't think any form of medical facility would even be safe to use if that were true. I can see it already....gangs having shoot-outs across the street with their own private ER unit on both sides...
     
  6. Deacon

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    Unfortunately insurance is a benefit, but health care is a right.
    Few are ever turned away from hospitals just because they aren't insured or can't pay.
    Of course insurance does have it's benefits; more timely care, choice of plans, doctors, etc.

    Rob
     
  7. MrJim

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    Sounds fine-most "emergencies" can be handled by capable paramedics and if they can't then RNs and finally MDs.
     
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    :wavey: It isn't a bad idea.
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