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Hospitals in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hospitals Market Research Report | SIC Q86.101 | Apr 2017

Lethargic feeling: Growth has been limited by constrained funding and staffing pressures

IBISWorld’s Hospitals market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
National Health Service National Health Service market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The demands of an ageing population have supported modest and steady revenue growth
  • Staff shortages have increased the industry’s reliance on agency staff, pushing up wage costs
  • Economic uncertainty following the referendum could negatively affect demand for lucrative private services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Moderate growth is the dominant trend in the Hospitals industry. Revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 1% over the five years through 2017-18, reaching an estimated £73.3 billion, following an expansion of 0.1% in the current year. This growth has been stimulated by booming demand for the industry’s services from an ageing, expanding population. Public expenditure on health care has necessarily risen to satisfy demand. However, falling consumer confidence in the wake of the EU referendum could negatively affect private healthcare expenditure.

Through the National Health Service (NHS), the government is responsible for administering the vast majority of hospitals nationwide... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The capital intensity of an industry is determined by comparing the human and equipment factors of production using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. High depreciation costs indicate a high level of investment in depreciable assets such as buildings and equipment, suggesting high capital intensity. Conversely, high wage costs indicate high labour intensity.

The Hospitals industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. This is reflected by its capital-to-labour ratio, which suggests that for every £1.00 spent on using and replacing capital equipment, £4.55 is spent on labour in terms of wages and salaries. Labour costs account for 35% of industry revenue while depreciation expenses account for 7.7%. Thi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Hospitals Industry

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

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 65 years and over and Real government consumption expenditure in the Hospitals industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Hospitals Industry?

    Industry players provide medical, diagnostic and treatment services at both general and specialised hospitals. General hospitals include civilian and military hospitals, not-for-profit operations and university and prison hospitals. Specialised hospitals include mental health and substance abuse hospitals, hospitals for infectious diseases, maternity hospitals and sanatoriums. Medical nursing homes and ambulance transport services are not part of the industry.

    Industry Products
    Ordinary and planned surgery bedsDay-care and outpatient servicesEmergency care bedsMaternity beds
    Industry Activities
    Providing medical and paramedical servicesProviding laboratory and technical facilities, including radiology and anaesthetic servicesProviding accident and emergency servicesOperating pharmacies Providing family planning

    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
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Number of births
  • Current Performance
  • Funding constraints
  • Population pressure
  • Staff shortages
  • Private hospitals
  • Government reforms
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A bitter pill to swallow
  • Migrant labour
  • Funding concerns
  • Table: Hospitals Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hospitals Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • General Insurance
  • General Medical Practices
  • Specialist Medical Practices
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Diagnostic & Ambulance Services
  • General Building Cleaning
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Specialist Medical Practices
  • Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies
  • Products & Services
  • Ordinary and planned surgery beds
  • Day-care and outpatient services
  • Emergency care beds
  • Maternity beds
  • Chart: Hospitals Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 15 and 64
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged 14 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hospitals Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hospitals
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hospitals Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    National Health Service
  • Table: National Health Service - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hospitals 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 Hospitals Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Clinical Commissioning Group (Ccg)
  • Replaced PCTs in England and assumed responsibility for the commissioning of regional NHS services.
  • Inpatient
  • A patient that is admitted to hospital and stays overnight or for longer.
  • Outpatient
  • A patient who is not hospitalised overnight but visits a hospital, clinic or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment.
  • Primary Care Trust (Pct)
  • Administrative bodies responsible for overseeing and delivering regional NHS services. Abolished in 2013.
  • Teaching Hospital
  • A hospital that combines assistance to patients with teaching medical students.

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    The Hospitals 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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