In good health: A greater variety of tests has boosted industry demand and revenue

The Pathology 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 Pathology Services industry continues to report healthy revenue growth, despite government funding cuts. Pathology service providers supply vital information to help doctors diagnose and manage various diseases. Australia's ageing population has increased the prevalence of chronic illness, which has lifted strong underlying demand for health services and referrals for pathology services over the past five years. Furthermore, rapid technological development in the industry has allowed for a greater variety of tests, leading to a greater range of pathology referrals. However, revenue per service is expected to fall over the five years through 2016-17, as growth in Medicare rebates has not kept up with inflation. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.6%...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Pathology Services industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Growth is being driven by doctor demand, rather than by higher schedule fees and Medicare rebates. Rising household incomes, population growth and an ageing of the population are buoying demand for medical services generally and pathology test referrals in particular. Doctors are ordering more pathology tests as the range of available tests increases as a result of new technology. Government subsidies reduce the cost to patients of pathology tests, thereby promoting spending on tests.

Industry value added (IVA) is forecast to grow at an annualised 3.4% over the 10 years through 2021-22, outperforming the annualised 2.5% growth in GDP over the period. Thi..

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Industry Products

What is the Pathology Services Industry?

Industry players operate pathology laboratories and collection centres. Pathology services that are provided by public laboratories operating within general hospitals are not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Chemical pathology
Tissue pathology
Patient episode initiation
Other services
Industry Activities
Medical laboratory operation
Pathology laboratory operation
Pathology collection centre operation

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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