Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ambulance Services industry provides critical emergency services to Australia's population. The industry's various government-funded operators are constantly ready to ensure that patients requiring emergency or urgent ambulance attention can quickly receive it. The full costs of ambulance services are generally not covered by ambulance member subscriptions and private health insurance benefits. State government grants make up the cost shortfall, with those grants becoming additional revenue. Increased ambulance costs therefore translate into increased industry revenue.
Demand for ambulance services has increased over the past five years, primarily due to population growth and ageing... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Ambulance Services industry provides a necessary public service, and is in a state of constant readiness to ensure all emergency incidents can be treated with adequate care. The industry has had to cater to increasing demand over the past five years. Population growth has increased the number of potential users of ambulance services, while the ageing population has resulted in a greater percentage of people being susceptible to acute health incidents requiring ambulance services. The average cost of ambulance responses has also increased, with the industry increasingly providing pre-treatment in order to reduce the burden on hospitals. Increased costs are largely covered by government grants, which are ultimately counted as revenue... purchase to read more