Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia's population relies on the Ambulance Services industry for a critical emergency service. The industry's various government-funded operators are at a constant state of readiness to ensure patients that require emergency or urgent ambulance attention can quickly receive such attention. The full costs of ambulance services are generally not covered by ambulance member subscriptions and private health insurance benefits. State government grants typically make up the cost shortfall, with those grants becoming additional industry revenue. Consequently, increased ambulance costs translate to increased industry revenue.
Demand for ambulance services has increased over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Ambulance Services industry provides a necessary public service to the population, and is at 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 widened the potential users of ambulance services, while the ageing population has resulted in a greater percentage of people becoming more susceptible to acute health incidents requiring ambulance services. The average cost of each ambulance response has also increased, with the industry increasingly providing pre-treatment in order to reduce the burden on hospitals. Increased costs are generally covered by government grants, which are ultimately counted as revenue... purchase to read more