IBISWorld’s Health Clinics market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Health Clinics industry in China has developed at a stable rate in recent years, with annualized growth of 12.5% between 2012 and 2017, to total $19.4 billion. The main drivers of industry development have been increasing personal disposable incomes, expanding medical insurance coverage, and growing health consciousness in China. According to the 2013 China Healthcare Statistics Yearbook, the number of clinic visits increased 7.7% annually from 1.2 billion in 2002 to 2.5 billion people in 2012.

ACMR-IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will total $27.7 billion by 2022, reflecting annualized growth of 7.4% over the next five years...

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry vary greatly for different levels and grades of health clinics. Small-scale clinics that treat general illnesses have lower barriers to entry. Large-scale and high-grade clinics of hospitals have much higher barriers to entry.

Government regulations

The government has set up high entry barriers for the healthcare sector with numerous policies, regulations and licensing processes. Although it is encouraging the development of corporate hospitals, licenses are still difficult to obtain.

Access to talent

Highly skilled doctors and other assisting staff generally prefer working in well-established government-affiliated hospitals and public hospitals with strong reputations.


Additional Insights for the Health Clinics Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Health Clinics Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Production of premium products and services
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Health Expenditure/GDP and Levels of Health - Disease/Epidemics in the Health Clinics industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Health Clinics Industry?

    Health clinics in China include enterprise, individual, nursing home, traditional Chinese medicine, and village clinics as well as clinic departments within hospitals that provide medical care, prevention, detection and rehabilitation services. Healthcare education and research and inpatient departments within hospitals are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Medicine sales
    Medical examinations
    Healthcare material sales
    Medical treatments
    Industry Activities
    Medical diagnosis
    Prescribing medications
    Pharmaceutical services
    Other medical services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Health Expenditure/GDP
  • Levels of Health - Disease/Epidemics
  • Population Growth - Total Population
  • Health Policy - Private Health Insurance
  • Births - Number (National)

  • Current Performance
  • Industry challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Health Clinics Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Health Clinics Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Medical Research
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chinese Patent Drug Manufacturing
  • Dental Equipment Manufacturing
  • Medical & Veterinary Instrument Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Medicine sales
  • Medical examinations
  • Other
  • Medical treatments
  • Healthcare material sales
  • Registrations
  • Chart: Health Clinics Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • General health of the population
  • The size, natural increase, and age distribution of the population
  • Level and coverage of health insurance
  • Clinic services
  • Personal income growth

  • Major Markets
  • Patients aged 15 to 64
  • Patients 65 years and over
  • Patients 14 years and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Health Clinics Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Health Clinics

  • Basis of Competition
  • Grade ranking
  • Eligibility for social insurance units
  • Reputation
  • Resources and facilities
  • Price
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Health Clinics Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Peking Union Medical College HospitalGeneral Hospital of PLAHuashan HospitalFirst Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen UniversityXijing Hospital
  • Table: Peking Union Medical College Hospital - financial performance
  • Table: General Hospital of PLA - financial performance
  • Table: Huashan Hospital - financial performance
  • Table: First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University - financial performance
  • Table: Xijing Hospital - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Health Clinics Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Health Clinics Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Traditional Chinese medicine therapy involving the insertion of thin, solid needles into the skin.
  • Inpatient
  • A patient admitted to the hospital and stays overnight or for an indeterminate time, usually several days or weeks.
  • Outpatient
  • A patient who is not hospitalized overnight but visits a hospital, clinic or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment.
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