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Ambulance Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Ambulance Services Market Research Report | NAICS 62191 | Jan 2017

In service: The aging population and healthcare reform will drive demand for ambulances

IBISWorld’s Ambulance Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • State budgetary issues have caused industry operators to move toward the private, for-profit business model
  • Many municipalities have increasingly outsourced their services to private providers to cut costs
  • Healthcare reform will bolster the number of insured individuals, lowering the potential for bad debt
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The rising importance of ambulance services in the healthcare system has fostered revenue growth for the Ambulance Services industry over the past five years. Healthcare reform has allowed more insured individuals to use industry services, thereby boosting revenue. Over the next five years, the growing number of individuals aged 65 and older will sustain industry growth, since the elderly experience more medical issues than younger groups. Furthermore, consolidation within the industry will improve operating efficiencies and costs... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Ambulance Services industry benefited from strong demand for emergency and nonemergency ambulance services from the burgeoning elderly population over the five-year period. Nevertheless, the industry landscape underwent changes over the past five years. State budgetary issues, particularly among rural municipalities that may lack sufficient tax revenue to provide ambulance services, spurred the movement toward private, for-profit ambulance providers. As a result, private, for-profit ambulance services emerged, allowing operators the ability to streamline costs related to maintaining ambulance fleets, as well as to provide dispatch services, reimbursement collection and billing operations.

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Additional Insights for the Ambulance Services Industry

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

  • Recommendation/accreditation from authoritative source
  • Provision of development programs for personnel
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total health expenditure and Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid in the Ambulance Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Ambulance Services Industry?

    The industry includes private and municipal operators that provide transportation of patients by ground or air, along with medical care. These services are often provided during a medical emergency, but they are not restricted to such instances. The vehicles are equipped with lifesaving equipment operated by medically trained personnel.

    Industry Products
    Standby ambulance and/or first-aid servicesEmergency surface ambulance Emergency air ambulance (fixed wing) Emergency air ambulance (rotary wing)Nonemergency surface ambulanceNonemergency air ambulance
    Industry Activities
    Ambulance services (air or ground)Emergency medical transportation services (air or ground)Air rescue servicesMedical rescue 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
  • Total health expenditure
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Healthy eating index
  • Current Performance
  • Outsourcing to private providers
  • Medicare reimbursements
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued outsourcing
  • Consolidation and healthcare reform
  • Table: Ambulance Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ambulance Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Hospitals
  • Specialty Hospitals
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Justice, Public Order and Safety Activities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Machinery Maintenance & Heavy Equipment Repair Services
  • Products & Services
  • Emergency surface ambulance
  • Nonemergency surface ambulance
  • Emergency air ambulance (rotary wing)
  • Other
  • Emergency air ambulance (fixed wing)
  • Nonemergency air ambulance
  • Standby ambulance and/or first-aid services
  • Chart: Ambulance Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Demographics, health and well-being
  • Affordability
  • Substitute services
  • Major Markets
  • Sprains or strains of neck and back
  • Contusion with intact skin surface
  • Open wounds
  • Fractures
  • Sprains or strains excluding neck and back
  • Spinal disorders
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ambulance Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ambulance Services
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ambulance Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Envision Healthcare
    Air Methods
  • Table: Envision Healthcare - financial performance
  • Table: Air Methods - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ambulance Services 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 Ambulance Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Ambulance Diversion
  • When a hospital emergency department cannot care for additional emergency patients, it redirects ambulances from their department to another hospital or medical facility.
  • Automatic Vehicle Location (Avl)
  • Tracks the location and availability of every ambulance across wide areas and can recommend the closest ambulance crew.
  • Computer Aided Dispatch (Cad)
  • Automatically records telephone numbers and address details of callers.
  • National Academies Of Emergency Dispatch
  • A non-profit standard-setting organization promoting safe and effective emergency dispatch services.
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • A cooperative partnership between local fire agencies and regional ambulance companies.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Ambulance Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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