Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1985 (Revised August 2015)

Health Stop Retail Medical Centers (A): Strategy

by Regina E. Herzlinger, Joyce Lallman and Nancy Kane


Reviews the different business models of for-profit chains that provide ambulatory health care services and asks the students to evaluate which is most likely to do good and do well. It is an effective case for introducing the framework for how to evaluate health care innovations.

Keywords: For-Profit Firms; Entrepreneurship; Health Care and Treatment; Strategy; Valuation; Health Industry; Retail Industry;


Herzlinger, Regina E., Joyce Lallman, and Nancy Kane. "Health Stop Retail Medical Centers (A): Strategy." Harvard Business School Case 185-084, February 1985. (Revised August 2015.)