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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

The Pathology Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Concentration in the Pathology Services industry is high, with the top four players accounting for 88.9% of industry revenue. Market share concentration has declined slightly over the past five years, owing to the dramatic decline of the industry's third-largest player Clinical Laboratories (formerly Healthscope Pathology), which is now in the hands of private equity. The two major players, Sonic Healthcare and Primary Healthcare, have both increased their market shares over the past five years due to contract wins and the acquisition of assets formerly belonging to Healthscope. For more information, refer to Major Companies... 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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