Hospitals occupy an important place in Australia's healthcare system, providing care for people with acute illness. Technological change, rising household incomes and an ageing Australian population will each promote demand for hospital services.
The General Hospitals industry, comprising about 1,331 hospitals and about 84,000 beds, is expected to generate revenue of about $53.8 billion in 2012-13 (representing growth of 4.2% from the previous year). This will account for about one-third of the revenue generated by all healthcare industries in Australia.
General hospitals provide diagnostic, medical and surgical services and continuous inpatient nursing care. Also included are establishments that provide both hospital facilities and training of medical and nursing staff.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.