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General Hospitals in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Hospitals Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8401 | Jul 2016

Picture of health: The ageing Australian population has spurred industry growth

IBISWorld’s General Hospitals market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Public and private general hospitals provide acute care to patients. Public hospitals receive most of their funding from state governments and the Federal Government. Private hospitals generate revenue from private health benefit payments and out-of-pocket patient fees. 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 3.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to be worth $63.8 billion.

In line with industry trends over the past five years, industry revenue is projected to rise by 3.5%... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry into the General Hospitals industry are high. Public hospitals account for the majority of industry revenue, and are state-owned and state-funded entities. Barriers to entry into the public hospital sector are difficult to determine as the sector does not demonstrate regular industry characteristics. As each state's health department is its own entity, opening new public hospitals can be considered an expansion rather than an entry to the industry.

Private hospitals, although only accounting for about 24% of industry revenue, demonstrate significant barriers to entry for new players. Start-up costs are immense in the private hospital sector... 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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