Pathology Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pathology Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8521 | Apr 2016

Test of time: Changes to government funding and policy will continue to alter the industry

IBISWorld’s Pathology Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 diagnose and manage various diseases. Australia's ageing population has resulted in an increased prevalence of chronic illness, which has promoted strong underlying demand for health services and referrals for pathology services. Furthermore, rapid technological development in the industry has allowed for a greater range of tests, which has also boosted demand. Meanwhile, revenue per service has dropped over the past five years as growth in Medicare rebates has not kept up with inflation. Demand has therefore driven revenue growth, rather than higher schedule fees or Medicare benefits per service. IBISWorld forecasts that revenue will grow at an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $2.8... purchase to read more

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The industry provides an extensive range of services with varying degrees of specialisation, depending on the presence or skills of pathologists and other staff, and the equipment and facilities available. Products can be generally segmented as routine and non-routine tests. Routine tests are the most frequently requested tests and include blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, Pap smears, AIDS tests, and microbiology cultures and procedures. Services have been segmented based on their share of Medicare benefits paid, which has been used as a proxy for industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Pathology Services Industry?

Industry companies operate pathology laboratories and collection centres. Pathology services provided by public laboratories operating within general hospitals are excluded.

Industry Products
HaematologyChemical pathologyMicrobiologyImmunologyTissue pathologyPatient episode initiation
Industry Activities
Medical laboratory operationPathology laboratory operationPathology collection centre operation

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