Worksite clinics for providing primary health care

Added June 16, 2020

Citation: Shahly V, Kessler RC, Duncan I. Worksite primary care clinics: a systematic review. Population health management. 2014 Oct 1;17(5):306-15.

What is this? The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a strain on healthcare services and resources. Existing research on worksite-based primary healthcare clinics might provide useful information for policy makers.

In this systematic review, the authors searched for studies of worksite medical clinics providing primary healthcare services to employees in the USA. They restricted their searches to articles published in English and did the search in May 15 2013, but do not report the number of included studies.

What was found: At the time of publication, worksite-based clinics were becoming increasingly common for providing primary healthcare services in the USA. Clinics were often nurse-led, with physician supervision.

The evidence included in the review showed that worksite primary healthcare clinics may offer employees a comprehensive patient-centered service that provides accessible team-based, prevention-focused primary health care.

The effects on health and economic outcomes of providing primary healthcare services to employees in worksite medical clinics are uncertain.

 

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