Pathology Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pathology Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8521 | Aug 2015

There will be blood: Ageing population drives growth, but high competition brings pressure

IBISWorld’s Pathology Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The Pathology Services industry provides vital information that helps doctors to diagnose and manage various diseases. Australia's ageing population and an increase in the prevalence of chronic illness have promoted demand for health services and referrals for pathology services. The industry derives the majority of its revenue from providing pathology services under Medicare. According to industry body Pathology Australia's 2015 Federal Budget submission, pathology represents 35% of all services provided under Medicare, although just 13.0% of the benefits paid. The average Medicare rebate is estimated to equal roughly $19.75 per service... purchase to read more

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Pathology services are an essential part of disease management. Demand for pathology services is driven by a rising appreciation of service capabilities, spurred on by scientific advances and the ageing population, which increases the demand for more frequent and accurate pathology services. Revenue for the Pathology Services industry is expected to grow at an annualised 3.4% over the five years through 2015-16, to a record $2.8 billion. The pace of revenue growth has been aided by higher test volumes, partly offset by a decline in average unit selling prices for comparable services, cuts to Medicare rebates and challenging market conditions... purchase to read more


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What is the Pathology Services Industry?

Companies in this industry operate pathology laboratories and collection centres. 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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