Pathology Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pathology Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8521 | Aug 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Pathology 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pathology Services industry provides vital information that helps doctors to diagnose and manage various diseases. Australia's ageing population and an increase in the prevalence of chronic illness have promoted demand for health services and referrals for pathology services. The industry derives the 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 roughly $19.75 per service... purchase to read more

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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, intensifying competitive pressures 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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