Pathology Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pathology Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8521 | May 2015

There will be blood: Ageing population drives growth, but high competition brings pressure

IBISWorld’s Pathology 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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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The Pathology Services industry provides vital information that helps doctors to diagnose and manage a number of diseases. Australia's ageing population and an increase in the prevalence of chronic illness are factors promoting demand for health services and referrals for pathology services. The industry derives the vast majority of its revenue from providing pathology services under Medicare. According to industry body Pathology Australia's 2015 Federal Budget submission, pathology represents 35% of all services provided under Medicare, although just 13.0% of the benefits paid. The average Medicare rebate is estimated to equal just $20.00 per service.

The industry is expected to grow by 2.3% in 2014-15, to reach $2.8 billion. Medicare is expected to record roughly 115.0... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the industry are high and appear to have increased. This has been due to heavy regulation, the high cost of building large laboratories, and the presence of economies of scale and scope.

The cost of establishing a new business includes high-cost equipment, recruiting and training staff, and establishing collection centres and a referral base. In addition, the cost of complying with the various government regulations and minimum standards in relation to owners, pathologists, laboratories and collection centres can be high (particularly for new entrants).

In the past regulatory restrictions on the number of collection centres also acted as an entry barrier... purchase to read more


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What is the Pathology Services Industry?

Companies in this industry operate pathology laboratories and collection centres. Pathology services provided by public laboratories operating within general hospitals are excluded.

Industry Products
Chemical pathologyPatient episode initiationMicrobiologyHaematologyTissue pathologyImmunology
Industry Activities
Medical laboratory operationPathology laboratory operationPathology collection centre operation

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