General Practice Medical Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Practice Medical Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8511 | Nov 2013

Healthy growth: Demand for GPs increases as Australia's population increases and ages

IBISWorld’s General Practice Medical Services 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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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

General practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact in the medical system. The Federal Government provides assistance to the industry via Medicare by covering the schedule fee of each GP consultation. GPs can charge the schedule fee (bulk-billing) or a higher price, which requires a patient to pay the gap between the schedule fee and the set price. Bulk-billing rates have climbed to about 82% over the past five years, further diminishing the out-of-pocket cost to the patient. Therefore, with out-of-pocket patient costs considerably lowered by Medicare, growth in industry revenue depends on growth in the volume of services provided.

Demand for GP services has steadily grown over the past five years as Australia's population increases and ages... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Demand for services and the average size of entities affect the number of general practices in a state or territory. The location of GP practitioners registered for Medicare is closely correlated with the spread of the population. A significant proportion of general practices are located in urban areas with high population densities. Consequently, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for about 79.4% of the number of general practices in Australia.

As Medicare can cover the entire cost of GP services through bulk-billing, household incomes in a region are not a major determinant of demand. However, a GP's operating income per service is affected by the incidence of bulk-billing... purchase to read more


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What is the General Practice Medical Services Industry?

This industry is made up of companies and practitioners that primarily provide general practice services.

Industry Products
General and unspecified treatmentsRespiratory treatmentsDigestive treatmentsCardiovascular treatmentsSkin treatmentsMusculoskeletal treatments
Industry Activities
General medical practice operationMedical service provisionFlying doctor service provision

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