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 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
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Pathology service practices provide 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 at the practice. Products can be generally segmented by 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.
Specific service types and techniques include biochemistry (or chemical pathology), haematology, clinical pharmacology, microbiology, anatomical pathology, tissues typing, cytopathology, cytogenetics, immunology and forensic pathology. Some of these larger services are briefly outlined... purchase to read more