Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Although the recession caused more people with eating disorders to avoid spending money on treatment, industry revenue still grew during the five years to 2015. Growth can be partially attributed to increasing understanding and awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders. In the next five years, further destigmatization of eating disorders will underpin demand as more people come out of the shadows and seek necessary treatment.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry for new firms in this industry are generally moderate. One significant barrier to entry concerns federal, state and local regulations. Regulations can represent a major barrier in establishing an eating disorder clinic. For example, states with certificate of need (CON) programs place limits on the construction and acquisition of healthcare facilities and the expansion of existing healthcare facilities and services. At the state level, CON programs were primarily established to reduce healthcare costs by preventing unnecessary capital outlays for facility expansion in addition to assisting with patient safety and access to care.
Most states require that participants hold obtain state-based licenses and registration to practice as a clinician... purchase to read more