General Hospitals in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Hospitals Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8401 | Nov 2015

Healthy growth: Increases in private health insurance membership have boosted revenue

IBISWorld’s General Hospitals market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Public and private general hospitals provide acute care to patients. Government-funded public hospitals receive the majority of their funding from state governments and the Federal Government. Private hospitals generate revenue from private health benefit payments and out-of-pocket patient costs. Demand for general hospitals has surged over the past five years, due to Australia's rapidly ageing population and the prevalence of chronic illness among adults. Private hospitals have received a further boost from increased private health insurance membership. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by a compound annual rate of 4.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to be worth $62.1 billion... purchase to read more

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With the largest general hospitals owned and operated by state governments, standard methods of determining industry concentration are not readily applicable to the General Hospitals industry. Larger public hospitals jointly funded by state governments and the Federal Government operate alongside smaller private hospitals.

Hospital networks owned by New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia account for just under 70% of industry revenue, resulting in moderate market share concentration that borders on high concentration. Each state health department manages hospitals of different sizes and attributes, from large public tertiary hospitals in urban centres to smaller rural hospitals. No individual hospital accounts for a significant market share... purchase to read more


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What is the General Hospitals Industry?

General hospitals provide diagnostic, medical and surgical services and continuous inpatient nursing care. The industry also includes establishments that provide both hospital facilities and training of medical and nursing staff.

Industry Products
Other public hospitalsPublic tertiary hospitalsPrivate hospitals
Industry Activities
Children's hospital operationEar, nose and throat hospital operationEye hospital operationGeneral hospital operation (excluding psychiatric, dental and veterinary hospitals)Infectious diseases hospital operation (including human quarantine stations)Maternity hospital operationObstetric hospital operationWomen's hospital operation

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