General Hospitals in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Hospitals Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8401 | Mar 2016

Coming of age: The ageing Australian population has spurred industry growth

IBISWorld’s General Hospitals market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 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 4.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to be worth $62.1 billion... purchase to read more

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Industry services can be broken down into different types of hospitals: public tertiary hospitals, other public hospitals and private hospitals. The hospital a patient visits generally depends on circumstances and the treatment required. The segments vary in terms of procedure capabilities, out-of-pocket costs to patients and waiting times.

Hospital patients are increasingly being discharged on the day of admission, but there is some discrepancy between public and private hospitals. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), same-day separations accounted for 50.7% of all separations in the public system in 2013-14, compared with 64.4% in the private system... 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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