MAYO GIVES CREDIBILITY TO EXPRESS CARE RETAIL CLINICS
The Mayo Clinic is poised.
It will open a Mayo Express Care Clinic in a shopping centre in Minnesota.
It will be staffed by nurse practitioners.
Family medicine physicians (GPs) will support.
Sounds like the nurse practitioner is the gateway to the doctor.
Sounds like the doctors will assist only if the nurse practitioner thinks it is necessary.
Dosn’t it, My Black Cat?
Market experts applauded the move by this “respected institution” as visionary.
Doctors, patients, and all health care workers in the UK will need to grapple with this.
This is healthcare as a global commodity as was referred to in The Tooke Report.
It is not going to go away.
It is much bigger than the medical profession.
Healthcare is a bottomless pit.
A market can easily be created.
It is a lucrative business.
My Black cat thinks a market is being carefuly created in the UK, using the power of suggestion.
Don’t you, My Black Cat?
Rotund demand with Lean resources is the way forward to maximise profit.
Yes, some senior medical staff are making their name in “Leaness” following the Toyota example.
Brownie points will be collected by them.
But I’ll bet most of them have not yet grasped the real agenda.
These “head in the sand,” senior doctors.
A DOCTOR – OSTRICH HYBRID
Just like the agenda behind MMC/MTAS was overlooked.
Ostriches, one and all!
What do you think, My black Cat?
“Primary care is going retail,” noted Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas. “Patients are acting more like consumers and demanding convenient access to a health care provider, without having to make an appointment a week in advance and drive across town, only to wait in a doctor’s office.
“Having a respected health care system run these facilities gives patients–and the concept of retail medicine–more legitimacy,” Herrick added. “It also helps the hospital to extend brand awareness in the minds of patients.”
Brand awareness indeed!
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