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A new Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive suggests that more than eight out of 10 people who have used in-store health clinics say they have been satisfied with the convenience offered by the clinics, and nine out of 10 say they have been satisfied with the quality of care.

It still is a small sample, of course – just five percent of the polling sample said they had used the in-store health clinics.

Forty-two percent of those polled said their health-insurance policy covered all or a portion of the costs, 36 percent said insurance didn't cover any of the costs, and 22 percent said they did not have health insurance at the time.

However, there also remains a sizable, though declining, percentage of the population who are worried about the qualifications of the people who work in the clinics. About 64 percent of those polled said they were worried about the staff qualifications, down from 71 percent a year ago; 68 percent of the polling sample said they were concerned that medical problems might not be accurately diagnosed, down from 75 percent a year ago.
KC's View:
One of the things we’re really looking forward to at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) show this year is the pavilion that will feature an in-store health clinic, and sessions that will focus on how this trend is evolving.