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Diagnostic & Ambulance Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Market Research Report | SIC Q86.900 | Jan 2017

Not all bad news: Strong levels of demand have supported revenue, despite funding limitations

IBISWorld’s Diagnostic & Ambulance Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust London Ambulance Service NHS Trust market share
NHS Blood and Transplant NHS Blood and Transplant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Diagnostic and Ambulance Services industry has expanded over the past five years. Britain's ageing population has driven sustained demand for the industry's services. Older people visit health-care providers more often than younger people, and those providers rely heavily on diagnostic and ambulance services. Government expenditure has risen but at a slower rate than demand for health-care services. The subsequent overburdening of the NHS has limited industry growth. However, backlogs in the public health-care system are not all bad news for the industry, as the outsourcing of health-care services to the private sector increased, contributing positively to industry revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs indicate substantial investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment, resulting in high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs indicate high labour intensity.

Capital intensity varies by industry segment. However, broadly speaking the industry combines very high labour inputs with reasonably high capital inputs. The result is moderate capital intensity. In 2016-17, for every £1 spent on capital, operators are expected to spend £7.22 on wages.

Employees in the industry tend to be highly trained and reasonably well paid. Mea.. purchase to read more


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What is the Diagnostic & Ambulance Services Industry?

This industry covers health care that is not provided by hospitals, medical doctors or dentists. Operators help doctors diagnose their patients by providing specimen analysis and imaging. They also operate ambulance services and blood, sperm and organ transplant banks.

Industry Products
Pathology and biological specimen analysisRadiology and diagnostic imagingAmbulance servicesBlood and organ banks
Industry Activities
Operating pathology laboratoriesAnalysing biological specimens Providing ambulance and paramedic servicesOperating blood, sperm and organ transplant banksProviding nursing and midwiferyProviding diagnostic imaging services

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