General Hospitals in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Hospitals Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8401 | Feb 2015

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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 15-20
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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, while 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 the increased take-up of private health insurance. 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

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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. While concentration is moderate, each state health department manages hospitals of different sizes and attributes. 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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