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A shopper walks past the RediClinic inside Wal-Mart on Pleasant Crossing Blvd. in Rogers, Ark. Beth Hall/Associated Press

The number of retail health clinics nationwide will grow sharply in the next three years due to the influx of newly insured patients under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to new analysis.

Consulting firm Accenture predicted the number of walk-in medical facilities located in retail stores will double by 2015, from roughly 1,500 clinics now to 3,000 by 2015. The clinics are expected to account for 10 percent of non-primary care outpatient visits within three years.

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