A Study of the Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing the Placement of Retail and Urgent Care Clinics

Smith, Cody A. (2016) A Study of the Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing the Placement of Retail and Urgent Care Clinics. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of John Green from Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Urgent care and retail care clinics are a developing model of health care providers that focuses on immediate walk-in care. This paper explores the influence that hospitals, demographic, and socioeconomic factors have on the placement of these clinics. This study employs a comparative quantitative design to explore the association of these variables with the placement of urgent care and retail clinics in Mississippi’s Public Health Districts I and II, which comprise the northernmost twenty counties in the state. The findings show that a high population size, high median household income, low percent of families in poverty, and a low uninsured rate in the counties were strong indicators of whether a retail or urgent care clinic would be present in a county. The findings also showed that there was a weak association between the presence of hospitals and the presence of urgent care and retail care clinics. This study demonstrates that urgent care and retail clinics are generally not serving the most rural and poor counties.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Smith, Cody A.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Public Policy Leadership
Thesis Advisor: John Green
Thesis Advisor's Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Cody Cody Smith
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 13:06
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 13:06
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/540

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