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Hospitals in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hospitals Market Research Report | SIC Q86.101 | Dec 2016

A bitter pill: Services growth falls short with further staff shortages and funding limitations

IBISWorld’s Hospitals 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.

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Market Share of Companies
National Health Service National Health Service market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£72bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
779,033
Businesses
245
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Moderate growth is the dominant trend in the UK Hospitals industry. Revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17, reaching an estimated £71.8 billion following an expansion of 0.8% 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.

Through the National Health Service (NHS), the government is responsible for administering the vast majority of hospitals nationwide. As a result, the size of the government grants that finance the NHS have a dramatic effect on total industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are considered to be high, mainly due to the dominance of the public hospital system. The UK private hospital market is dominated by a few organisations, with the NHS the monopoly provider. The cost of building and accrediting a new hospital can be significant, and it can take time to obtain a critical mass of patients to ensure viability. Community awareness and referral relationships with medical practitioners, insurers and other hospitals must be established. There has been some consolidation in the private market, which partly reflects the availability of economies of scale in the industry.

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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


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