Retail Clinics Attracting Older Patients: Study

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Fast-growing retail medical clinics are attracting more older patients and delivering more preventive care, particularly flu shots and other vaccinations, according to a new study from the RAND Corp., a nonprofit research organization here.

Researchers found that visits to retail medical clinics increased fourfold from 2007 to 2009, with the proportion of patients over age 65 growing from 8% to 19% of all visits during this period. Mor

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