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MinuteClinic and Retail-Based Health Care

They won't take out your appendix, but if you have sore throat or need a vaccine, retail-based clinics are an increasingly popular option on the health care scene. With a nation-wide shortage of primary care physicians, CVS's MinuteClinic and others like it are stepping in to offer the convenience and pricing transparency patients crave. We examine the appeal and the limits of retail-based health care and explore some doctors' concerns about quality and continuity of care.

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