Pathology Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pathology Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8521 | Jul 2014

Subdued results: Decline in average fee per service partly offsets gains from greater demand

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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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. 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 derives the vast majority of its revenue from providing pathology services under Medicare.

The industry is expected to generate revenue of $2.8 billion in 2014-15, representing growth of 2.9% on the previous year. Medicare is expected to record more than 115 million pathology services in 2014-15, up from 93 million services in 2009-10, suggesting strong volume growth over the past five years. The average Medicare rebate is forecast to equal just $20 per service... purchase to read more

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The top four players currently account for just over 85.0% of industry revenue, indicating a particularly high concentration of ownership, although the degree of concentration varies by geographic region. The industry is expected to become more concentrated until the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) prevents major incumbents from any further acquisitions. Both of the two largest players have undertaken a number of acquisitions over the past five years including Sonic's 2012 purchase of Healthscope's Western Australian pathology business.

Australia's largest publicly listed pathology businesses: Sonic Healthcare Ltd and Primary Health Care Ltd, together account for just under three quarters of annual industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Pathology Services Industry?

Companies in this industry operate pathology laboratories and collection centres. However 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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