Pathology Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pathology Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8521 | Jul 2014

Subdued results: Decline in average fee per service partly offsets gains from greater demand

IBISWorld’s Pathology Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the industry are high and appear to have increased. This has been due to heavy regulation, the high cost of building large laboratories, and the presence of economies of scale and scope.

The cost of establishing a new business includes high-cost equipment, recruiting and training staff, and establishing collection centres and a referral base. In addition, the cost of complying with the various government regulations and minimum standards in relation to owners, pathologists, laboratories and collection centres can be high (particularly for new entrants).

In the past regulatory restrictions on the number of collection centres also acted as an entry barrier... purchase to read more


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What is the Pathology Services Industry?

Companies in this industry operate pathology laboratories and collection centres. However 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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