In-store health clinics: a new approach to primary care?

By David Woods ([email protected]) Health clinics based in retail outlets, particularly drug stores, are changing the way primary care is delivered. Their proponents cite access, convenience, and price transparency as the major reasons for their popularity and growth. Further fueling this concept is the growing shortage of primary care doctors. Staffed mainly by nurse practitioners,…

Observational studies: answering real-life questions about healthcare practice

By Ruth Whittington ([email protected]) Part 4 – Interpreting the results of observational studies In the last of our series on observational studies, this article addresses some of the issues involved in interpreting the results of such studies. When interpreting or reviewing the results of any study or trial, there are important questions that should be…