Apple a day: A projected shortage of physicians will render the industry unable to keep up with demand

Primary care doctors often serve as the first point of contact for individuals seeking healthcare, which has contributed to strong demand over the five years to 2018. The burden of chronic illnesses, which are disproportionately prevalent in older adults, has risen significantly due demographic shifts brought on by the aging of the baby-boomer population. According to IBISWorld estimates, the number of individuals aged 65 and older has grown over the five years to 2018, thereby boosting industry revenue. Current trends are expected to accelerate over the five years to 2023 as an aging population drives demand for primary care doctors...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising total health expenditure and increasing federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid have principally driven revenue
  • The number of primary care practices has continued to rise due to mounting demand
  • Many primary care doctors will be compelled to join group practices or hospitals
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Primary Care Doctors industry is an integral component of US healthcare. There are four defining features of primary care services: first-contact care; continuity of care over time; comprehensiveness, or concern for the entire patient rather than one organ system; and coordination with other parts of the health system. Primary care doctors are the first line of defense against health ailments and are viewed as preventive-care providers. Their core position in the healthcare sector has contributed to growth in revenue over the five years to 2018. During this period, revenue increased an annualized 1.5% to $246.7 billion, including projected growth of 2.0% in 2018...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Primary Care Doctors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Primary Care Doctors Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of people with private health insurance and Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid in the Primary Care Doctors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Primary Care Doctors Industry?

    This industry includes general practitioners who possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree. These doctors primarily work with a broad understanding of all illnesses and do not restrict their practice to one particular field of medicine. Doctors in this industry are trained for comprehensive first-contact and continued care for individuals with any undiagnosed health concern.

    Industry Products
  • Diagnosis of general symptoms
  • Diagnosis, screenings and preventative care
  • Diagnosis of symptoms related to the respiratory system
  • Diagnosis of symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system
  • Disease treatment
  • Industry Activities
  • Diagnosing ailments and diseases
  • Prescribing disease and symptom treatments
  • Referring patients to specialists
  • Administering preventative care (e.g. checkups and screenings)
  • Educating patients
  • Counseling patients
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Number of births
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand amid a physician shortage
  • Healthcare reform and the changing industry landscape
  • Industry challenges and opportunities
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Looming primary care shortage
  • Rising profit margins lure more doctors
  • Table: Primary Care Doctors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Primary Care Doctors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Welfare Funds
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Optometrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Home Care Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Nursing Care Facilities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Specialist Doctors

  • Products & Services
  • Diagnosis of general symptoms
  • Diagnosis, screenings and preventative care
  • Other
  • Diagnosis of symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system
  • Disease treatment
  • Diagnosis of symptoms related to the respiratory system
  • Chart: Primary Care Doctors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Health awareness
  • Demographics

  • Major Markets
  • Patients aged 45 to 64
  • Patients aged 25 to 44
  • Patients aged under 15
  • Patients aged 75 and over
  • Patients aged 65 to 74
  • Patients aged 15 to 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Primary Care Doctors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Primary Care Doctors

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Primary Care Doctors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Primary Care Doctors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Primary Care Doctors Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • No. of people with private health insurance (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Allied Health Practitioners
  • Healthcare professions distinct from dentistry, nursing, medicine and pharmacy. They provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services.
  • Family Medicine
  • A specialty devoted to comprehensive healthcare; a form of primary care that provides continuing healthcare for the individual and family across all ages, sexes, diseases and parts of the body.
  • Fee-For-Service
  • A health plan where individuals choose the doctor, hospital or clinic, and the insurance pays for part or all of the cost according to a schedule laid out in the policy.
  • Gynecology
  • The surgical specialty dealing with health of the female reproductive system.
  • Health Insurance Exchange
  • A set of state-regulated and standardized healthcare plans from which individuals may purchase health insurance eligible for federal subsidies.
  • Obstetrics
  • The branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother.
  • Pediatrics
  • The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children.
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