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 Locations Chapter
The supply of pathology services by state and territory largely reflects the distribution and age distribution of the population throughout Australia. New South Wales accounts for just over one-third of the total number of pathology services provided under Medicare, with Victoria accounting for roughly one quarter, and Queensland one fifth. Combined the eastern seaboard states account for about 80.0% of all Medicare pathology services in line with their 77.0% share of the nation's population.
The geographic market share of two largest private operators Sonic Healthcare and Primary Health Care tends to vary by state. For example on the basis of collection centres, both operators command just under 40.0% of the NSW market... purchase to read more