In good health: Industry revenue grows due to rising private health insurance membership

The Other Health Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Other Health Services industry includes a variety of service segments that do not have the requisite scale to form individual industries. Allied health includes services such as audiology, dietetics, occupational therapy, podiatry, psychology and speech therapy. Alternative health therapies include acupuncture and natural therapies. Additional health services in the industry include blood bank and community health centre operations.

Growing private health insurance membership has supported the industry over the past five years. Combined with greater service coverage by private health insurers, this has served to expand the industry's customer base over the period...

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry into the industry are moderate, but vary for each segment. Common barriers to entry for most segments include educational qualifications required, building a viable client base, moderate start-up costs and initial cashflow issues. Practitioners of other health services are often highly trained, having completed undergraduate degrees or at minimum a diploma. Dietitians, psychologists and podiatrists, for example, generally have to complete undergraduate degrees to practice in their discipline. The time required to complete such a degree presents a barrier to entry. Practitioners such as massage therapists are required to complete a diploma. With prospective entrants generally paying full fees for courses, cost becomes a barrier to entry.


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Industry Products

What is the Other Health Services Industry?

Industry operators primarily provide allied, alternative or other health services in a community setting. The industry does not include general practice medical services, specialist medical services, pathology services, diagnostic imaging services, dental services, optometry and optical dispensing services, physiotherapy services, chiropractic and osteopathic services, and ambulance services.

Industry Products
Audiology and hearing aid dispensing
Blood bank operation
Other allied health services
Other health services
Alternative health therapies
Industry Activities
Blood bank operation
Podiatry service
Clinical massage service
Psychology service
Massage therapy service
Audiology service and hearing aid dispensing
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Dietitian service

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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