Doctor's orders: As more couples have waited to have children, demand for OB-GYNs has increased

While many healthcare industries have experienced strong growth over the past five years, the Gynecologists and Obstetricians industry has grown at a more muted pace. While demand for most healthcare services is based mainly on access to health insurance, OB-GYN services have such a necessary place in women's health that demand is steady for this industry. That being said, the industry has experienced a slight boost from healthcare expansion over the past five years. Mainly due to a forecast slowdown in the birth rate, industry revenue is expected to rise at a faster pace over five years to 2023...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$23bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
123,012
Businesses
17,366
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Due to a forecast slowdown in the birth rate, industry revenue is expected to rise
  • Birth control services account for a significant portion of OB-GYN services
  • The falling birthrate is expected to continue driving demand growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in this industry are moderate, as it is expensive to establish a new practice in the industry. In addition, there are limited benefits to scale economies (i.e. being a large practice) in this industry; therefore, new entrants are not significantly burdened by their cost structure in the early stages of developing the practice and do not have to compete with companies that dominate the industry.The largest barriers to entry for new operators are educational and regulatory barriers. An individual who wants to become a gynecology and obstetrics physician must complete lengthy and expensive educational requirements, internships and residencies. It ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gynecologists & Obstetricians Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gynecologists & Obstetricians Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workers
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of people with private health insurance and Marriage rate in the Gynecologists & Obstetricians industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gynecologists & Obstetricians Industry?

    Gynecologists are surgeons and medical doctors who specialize in diseases relating to the female reproductive system. These doctors manage diseases of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix. This industry does not include obstetricians who are responsible for prenatal care and child delivery.

    Industry Products
  • Preventative care
  • New problem
  • Pre-or post-surgery or injury
  • Chronic problems
  • Industry Activities
  • Administering preventative care (e.g. checkups and screenings)
  • Reproductive healthcare
  • Diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted diseases
  • Provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Provide fertility testing and services
  • Provide birth control services
  • 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
  • Marriage rate
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of births

  • Current Performance
  • Healthcare reform
  • Putting off pregnancy
  • OB-GYN shortage
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Birth rate
  • Healthcare law
  • Growing shortage
  • Table: Gynecologists & Obstetricians Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gynecologists & Obstetricians Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Welfare Funds
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Preventative care
  • New problem
  • Chronic problems
  • Pre-or post-surgery or injury
  • Chart: Gynecologists & Obstetricians Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Access to care
  • Location
  • Health trends

  • Major Markets
  • Patients aged 25-44
  • Patients aged 15-24
  • Patients aged 45-64
  • Patients aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gynecologists & Obstetricians Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gynecologists & Obstetricians

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gynecologists & Obstetricians 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 Gynecologists & Obstetricians 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 Gynecologists & Obstetricians 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 births (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    3D Printing
  • 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file
  • Obstetrics And Gynecology (Ob-Gyn)
  • Obstetrics and gynecology is the medical specialty that deals with obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds)
  • Also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), STDs are diseases or infections that can be transmitted by direct or non-direct sexual contact.
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