Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The General Practice Medical Services industry has grown healthily over the past five years. General practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact in the medical system, providing direct treatment to patients or diagnosing problems and referring patients to a specialist or general hospital. GPs receive Federal Government assistance through Medicare, which covers a schedule fee for each consultation. The proportion of bulk-billed consultations, in which a GP only charges the schedule fee, has climbed from 79.1% in 2010-11 to an estimated 83.8% in 2015-16. This has been largely due to an increasing number of retirees visiting their GP as pensioners are more commonly offered bulk-billing than working-age adults.
Industry revenue is projected to rise at an annualised 4.1%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
General practitioners (GPs) provide a range of services due to their broad scope of training and expertise. Products and services have been segmented according to the health issues managed by GPs. This includes general health concerns, and respiratory, musculoskeletal, skin, cardiovascular and digestive problems. Each health issue has been segmented based on the proportion of total problems as reported by general practitioners, compiled by the University of Sydney for their annual Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health. Each segment's share of problems managed varies little year to year. However, conditions such as hypertension and back pain that a more common among elderly Australian are expected to increase as a share of total health concerns over the long term... purchase to read more