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General Practice Medical Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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General Practice Medical Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8511 | Dec 2014

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

IBISWorld’s General Practice Medical Services 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
79,438
Businesses
36,355
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 their problems and referring them to a specialist or a general hospital. GPs receive Federal Government assistance through Medicare, which covers a schedule fee for each consultation. Bulk-billing, which involves GPs charging just the schedule fee, has climbed to over 80.0% of all GP consultations over the past five years. This has largely been due to an increasing number of retirees visiting their GP as Australia's population continues to age, as pensioners are more commonly offered bulk-billing than working-age adults... 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 the majority of general practices in Australia.

The age distribution of the population affects demand. Higher age profiles can explain the high number of general practices in New South Wales and Victoria. The proportion of the population aged 65 and over in these states is about 14.9% and 14.4% respectively, which is above the national average of 13.8%... 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 medical services.

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


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