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General Practice Medical Services in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

General Practice Medical Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8511 | Nov 2016

Picture of health: Increasing consultation volumes have driven industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s General Practice Medical Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The General Practice Medical Services industry has growth steadily over the past five years. General practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact in the medical system, providing direct treatment to patients or diagnosing problems and referring patients to a specialist or general hospital. GPs receive Federal Government assistance through Medicare, which covers a schedule fee for each consultation. The proportion of bulk-billed consultations, in which a GP only charges the schedule fee, has climbed from 80.0% in 2011-10 to a projected 84.0% in 2016-17. This increase is largely due to an increasing number of retirees visiting their GP and the fact that pensioners are more commonly offered bulk-billing than working-age adults... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration and a high degree of fragmentation. The industry's four largest players account for less than 10% of industry revenue. The industry is made up of many small-scale businesses that are closely tied to community needs. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, just over half of general practices operated as sole proprietorships and only 0.9% of general practices had 20 or more employees in June 2015.

While the industry is consolidating as the market share of larger players is growing, Medicare continues to allow smaller practices to remain viable despite lower economies of scale... purchase to read more


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What is the General Practice Medical Services Industry?

The industry is made up of companies and practitioners that primarily provide general practice medical services.

Industry Products
General and unspecified treatmentsRespiratory and circulatory treatmentsMusculoskeletal treatmentsSkin treatmentsPsychological treatmentsEndocrine, metabolic and digestive treatmentsOther treatments
Industry Activities
General medical practice operationMedical service provisionFlying doctor service provision

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