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

The Pathology Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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

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The industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Rising household incomes, population growth and an ageing of the population will each have positive effects on the demand for medical services generally (and pathology test referrals in particular). Doctors are ordering more pathology tests as the range of available tests increases (as a result of new technology) and as doctors seek to protect themselves from potential negligence claims. Government subsidies reduce the cost to patients of pathology tests - hence promoting spending on tests.

The total number of pathology services provided is projected to increase by an annualised 4.8% over the 10 years through 2019-20... 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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