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Primary Care Doctors in the US: Market Research Report

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Primary Care Doctors Market Research Report | NAICS 62111a | Feb 2014

Taking care: Despite strengthening demand, a lack of industry practitioners remains a threat

IBISWorld’s Primary Care Doctors market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$135bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
745,642
Businesses
130,526
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Primary care doctors are the first line of defense against health ailments and are viewed as preventive-care providers. Their staple position in the healthcare sector has contributed to growth in revenue during the five years to 2014. Nonetheless, the recession forced many consumers to cut back on doctor visits and also restricted health insurance access to an increasing number of unemployed individuals. The main factor contributing to fewer visits was a decrease in the number of people with private health insurance. In the five years to 2019, the Primary Care Doctors industry is projected to benefit from the healthcare reform laws of 2010, but not without certain obstacles. As more individuals gain health insurance, due to the reform, demand for primary care services will increase... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Primary Care Doctors industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to grow at a rate that is in line with that of US GDP in the 10 years to 2019. During this period, IBISWorld projects that IVA will grow 2.9% per year on average and GDP will grow an annualized 2.7%. This parallel indicates that the industry will account for a relatively constant share of the economy throughout the period.

Primary care physicians have been a staple in the healthcare sector for many years and the industry is not forecast to change dramatically. Growth in the industry is dependent on an increase in the population, which is fairly constant... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Primary Care Doctors Industry?

This industry comprises general practitioners that have a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree. These doctors primarily work using a broad understanding of all illnesses and do not restrict their practice to any particular field of medicine. Industry operators are trained for comprehensive first-contact and continued care for individuals with any undiagnosed health concerns.

Industry Products
Diagnosis of general symptomsDiagnosis, screenings and preventative careDiagnosis of symptoms related to the respiratory systemDiagnosis of symptoms related to the musculoskeletal systemDisease treatment
 
Industry Activities
Diagnosing ailments and diseasesPrescribing disease and symptom treatmentsReferring patients to specialistsAdministering preventative care (e.g. check-ups and screenings)Educating patientsCounseling patients


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