Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In recent years, the Specialist Doctors industry has benefited from a rise in demand for the industry's services, thanks to an aging population and the growing prevalence of chronic diseases. While the economic environment is forecast to improve over the next five years, profit growth is expected to be mild through 2019. Meanwhile, an aging population and healthcare reform will bolster demand for industry services, as more people have gained healthcare insurance coverage as a result of healthcare reform... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
A number of factors affect the distribution of specialist physicians, including the population size and economic development of a region, the regions' professional climate and the extent of social amenities in a region. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), the Mid-Atlantic states have the highest physician-to-population ratio and the Great Lakes and Plains states have the lowest.
Physicians tend to cluster in urban areas, close to hospitals and education centers. AMA data shows that about 75.0% of physicians operate in metropolitan areas, while the remaining 25.0% are located in rural areas... purchase to read more