Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The rising importance of ambulance services in the healthcare system has fostered revenue growth for the Ambulance Services industry over the past five years. Demand accelerated during the recession, as an increasing number of individuals lost private insurance coverage and waited until health issues escalated into emergency situations. Over the next five years, the growing number of individuals aged 65 and older will sustain industry growth, since the elderly face more medical issues than younger groups... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The term ambulance is used to describe a vehicle used to bring medical care to patients outside of the hospital or to transport the patient to hospital for follow-up care and further testing. Although ambulances are commonly provided through ground transportation such as vans and trucks, ambulance services are also provided through helicopters, boats and hospital ships.
Emergency ambulance services, which provide care to patients with an acute illness or injury, are provided by local governments, municipal fire departments or private operators. In small communities that lack large populations or tax revenue, these services may not be able to operate unless staffed by community volunteers... purchase to read more