Retail-based health clinics are winning the support of most Americans, according to a recent Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive health care poll. Of the 2441 US adults polled who visited the clinics, 42% said that their health insurance policy covered all or a portion of the costs, 36% said insurance did not cover any of the costs, and 22% reported they did not have health insurance at the time.
A majority of the individuals who use clinics are mainly satisfied. The poll found that 83% said they had been satisfied with the convenience offered by the clinics, and 90% said they are satisfied with the quality of care. As for the cost, 80% said they are satisfied. Yet, many of the respondents said they worry about the quality of care at these clinics.
For example, 64% said they would be worried about the staff qualifications at a clinic not run by physicians.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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