Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Pathology Services industry provides vital information that helps doctors to diagnose and manage a number of diseases. The 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 is expected to generate revenue from providing pathology services under Medicare amounting to $2.7 billion in 2013-14, representing growth of 3.1% on the previous year. Medicare is expected to record in excess of 126 million pathology services in 2013-14, up from 100 million services in 2008-09, suggesting strong volume growth over the past five years. Medicare rebates on average are forecast to equate to just under $20 per service... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The supply of pathology services by state and territory largely reflects the distribution and age distribution of the population throughout Australia. New South Wales accounted for about 35.1% of the total number of pathology services provided under Medicare, with Victoria accounting for 24.9%, and Queensland accounting for 19.6%.
Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides a breakdown of the number of Pathology specialists by state and territory in 2006, as follows: New South Wales with 36.3% of the total, Victoria with 21.1%, Queensland with 17.8%, West Australia with 10.4%, South Australia with 8.6%, Tasmania with 4.0%, Australian Capital Territory with 1.3%, and Northern Territory with 0.6%... purchase to read more