The number of patients at urgent care centers in the US has increased by 119 percent over the last year, according to new research.
The study looked at Americans young than 65 and covered by Aetna and showed that patients went to urgent care mainly for low-risk issues.
Dr. Sabrina Poon, the study's co-author, stated, "Over the last several years, the use of these venues has grown a lot. I think patients are interested in convenience. Cost is also a big factor, and wait times."