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General Hospitals in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

General Hospitals Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8401 | Nov 2016

Golden age: Australia's ageing population drives demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s General Hospitals market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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

The General Hospitals industry is growing strongly. Public hospitals receive most of their funding from State and Federal Governments. Private hospitals primarily 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 rising incidence 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 an annualised 3.4% over the five years through 2016-17, to be worth $63.4 billion.

In line with industry trends over the past five years, industry revenue is projected to rise by 3.2% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The General Hospitals industry demonstrates a moderate market share concentration. The industry is dominated by NSW Health, Victoria's DHHS, Queensland Health, and WA Health, Australia's four largest state health departments. Together, these state health departments are projected to account for 68.7% of total industry revenue in 2016-17.

Each state health department manages hospitals of different sizes and attributes, from large public tertiary hospitals in urban centres to smaller rural hospitals. However, no single hospital group accounts for a disproportionately high market share. The size of a state's public hospital system largely depends on the population of that state as a proportion of Australia's total population... 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
Public hospitalsPrivate hospitals
Industry Activities
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