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 Products Chapter
The services of this industry can be segmented by specialty. Based on data from the American Medical Association, the five major specialties according to the number of practicing specialists include internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology and general surgery. There are more than 60 specialties, though, including emergency medicine, dermatology, cardiology, pathology, radiology and cosmetic surgery.
During the past five years, growth in the number of internists has slowed after rising considerably during the previous five years. This may be due to an adjustment in the number of internists to meet the actual (lower than estimated) demand from the aging population. Meanwhile, the overall number of pediatricians has increased substantially... purchase to read more