Vital sign: Revenue will continue to grow alongside the aging population and increasing number of people with health insurance

As a primary provider of healthcare in the United States, revenue for the Hospitals industry is expected to grow over the five years to 2018. This traditionally fragmented industry has recently begun consolidating, largely due to the pressures of healthcare reform. Demand for industry services has steadily grown over the past five years, as healthcare reform legislation broadened insurance coverage and the sinking unemployment rate increased disposable income. To maintain an advantaged position in this competitive industry, hospitals seek the most skilled and specialized healthcare professionals, thereby increasing labor costs. However, hospitals have also contended with nurse and physician shortages and have struggled to recruit qualified personnel...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1tr
Annual Growth 13-18
3.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
5.5m
Businesses
5,785
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry profitability has generally risen over the past five years due to increases in service prices
  • Hospitals are consolidating to reduce costs and improve negotiating power with suppliers and payers
  • Industry-wide adoption of electronic health record systems is expected to both help and hurt the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    Despite its long-standing presence in the US economy, the Hospitals industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow an annualized 2.9% over the 10 years to 2023. This increase is faster than the projected annualized growth of US GDP (2.2%) during the same period, which is characteristic of an industry in its growth phase.The aging US population will contribute to growing demand for hospital services, and the healthcare reform legislation of 2010 will increase the number of people with medical insurance, thus increasing the market for industry services. Mos...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hospitals Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hospitals 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 Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid and Number of people with private health insurance in the Hospitals industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hospitals Industry?

    This industry includes operators licensed as general medical and surgical hospitals that provide surgical and nonsurgical diagnostic and medical treatment to inpatients. Hospitals maintain inpatient beds and usually provide other services, including outpatient, operating room and pharmacy services. The industry excludes psychiatric and other specialty hospitals.

    Industry Products
  • Inpatient care
  • Outpatient care
  • Emergency Room Visits
  • Industry Activities
  • Inpatient care
  • Outpatient care
  • Anatomical pathology services
  • Diagnostic X-ray services
  • Clinical laboratory services
  • Operating room services
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Healthy revenue and profit
  • Consolidation and reform
  • Consolidation
  • Physician and nurse shortage
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthcare legislation
  • Acquisitions and employment
  • Table: Hospitals Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance & Annuities
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Health & Welfare Funds
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Janitorial Services
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Psychologists, Social Workers & Marriage Counselors
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Waste Collection Services

  • Products & Services
  • Inpatient care
  • Outpatient care
  • Emergency Room Visits
  • Chart: Hospitals Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private insurance
  • Government insurance
  • Nonpatient care revenue
  • Other
  • Out-of-pocket payments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hospitals Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Provision for doubtful accounts
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hospitals

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hospitals 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 Hospitals 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 Hospitals Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number 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
    Circulatory System
  • The system that moves blood throughout the body, including the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins.
  • Critical Access Hospital (Cah)
  • A small facility that gives limited outpatient and inpatient hospital services to people in rural areas. CAHs must meet Medicare requirements.
  • Disproportionate Share Hospital
  • Hospitals that treat a disproportionate number of uninsured patients; under Medicaid, these hospitals are entitled to federal compensation.
  • Electronic Health Record (Ehr)
  • The systematic collection and maintenance of electronic health information about an individual patient.
  • Inpatient
  • Admitted patients who stay overnight or longer.
  • Outpatient
  • A patient admitted to a hospital, clinic or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment and released the same day.
  • Teaching Hospital
  • Instruction for medical students combined with assistance to patients and often linked to a medical school.
  • Telemedicine
  • An application of clinical medicine whereby medical information is transferred through interactive audiovisual media for the purpose of consulting and remote medical procedures or examinations.
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