By Sarah Halzack, Published: October 21 (Washington post)
On-site health care clinics are increasingly being set up at large companies that are looking for new ways to reduce health care costs and boost employees’ productivity.
A study this year by the Society for Human Resource Management found that only 8 percent of employers across the country currently have such clinics. But among big companies — where large numbers of employees mean a clinic can more easily amass enough patients to justify its cost — these facilities are becoming more common. A recent study by the National Business Group on Health found that 46 percent of large employers offered at least one on-site clinic, up from 37 percent the previous year.