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 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