Coming clean: High regulation and more patient visits will spur industry demand

In the five years to 2016, the number of patient visits in the healthcare sector has risen, and this trend has pressed healthcare providers to outsource disposal services to reduce costs, driving industry demand. Over the next five years, rising waste generation and healthcare regulation is anticipated to create opportunities for new entrants, continuing to drive demand growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising waste generation and greater healthcare regulation will drive industry demand
  • Demand for industry services increased as the number of insured individuals rose
  • Medical waste generation is expected to grow at faster rate over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 defines medical waste as any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals. Every hospital, outpatient facility, dentist office, veterinary facility, blood bank and medical research laboratory produces medical waste that cannot be recycled or disposed of in the municipal solid waste stream. A significant portion of this waste is regulated medical waste (RMW), which may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials. Typically, RMW is incinerated in-house (e.g. hospitals) by waste generators, or it is collected, treated and disposed of by private companies in the Medical Waste Disposal Services industry. Hei...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry are

  • Offer a broad range of services
  • Establishing network of processing facilities and transportation locations
  • Developing and using new technologies to dispose of medical waste
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of people with private health insurance and Demand from hospitals in the Medical Waste Disposal Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry?

    This industry collects, treats and disposes medical waste according to local, state and federal guidelines. Medical waste is generated from healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, veterinary clinics, dentist offices, research labs and private practices. The industry is highly regulated.

    Industry Products
  • Medical waste incineration
  • Medical waste collection
  • Other medical waste disposal
  • Industry Activities
  • Medical waste collection
  • Medical waste treatment and disposal
  • Returns and recall management
  • 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
  • Demand from hospitals
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Regulation
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Regulation spurs demand
  • Medical waste grows
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consolidation and competition
  • Other developments
  • Table: Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Emergency & Other Outpatient Care Centers
  • Blood & Organ Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Specialty Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Medical waste incineration
  • Medical waste collection
  • Other medical waste disposal
  • Chart: Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Regulation on disposal services
  • Volume of medical waste

  • Major Markets
  • Hospitals
  • Physician offices
  • Home healthcare
  • Assisted living
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Medical Waste Disposal Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
  • Table: Stericycle - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Medical Waste Disposal Services 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 Medical Waste Disposal Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of adults over 65 years old (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Regulated Medical Waste (Rmw)
  • The portion of the waste stream that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials, posing a significant risk of transmitting infection.
  • Steam Autoclave
  • An instrument used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high-pressure saturated steam.
  • Transfer Station
  • Building or processing site for the temporary deposition of waste by local vehicles, where waste is later transferred to long-distance vehicles for transport to disposal facilities.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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