General Hospitals in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Hospitals Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8401 | Oct 2014

Fighting fit: Demand has risen due to an ageing population and expanding private insurance coverage

The General Hospitals market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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. In contrast, 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 expanding private health insurance coverage across the population. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by a compound annual 3.9% over the five years through 2014-15, to be worth $61.8 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The location of hospitals in Australia largely reflects the distribution of the population. Other factors affecting the location of hospitals (both public and private) include the age distribution of the population, birth rates, household incomes and government health policies. The distribution of general hospitals between each state generally follows population distribution. Larger population centres tend to be serviced by larger hospitals that are able to attain greater economies of scale through sheer size and the ability to service more patients. This results in an under-representation in the number of hospitals compared to population size in larger states such as New South Wales and Victoria... 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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