Alive and kicking: The aging population and rising obesity levels will keep the industry strong

The Hospitals industry in Canada has exhibited slow, albeit relatively stable, growth over the past five years. Hospitals have significantly relied on public sector funding, namely territorial and provincial funding, to generate revenue. As a result, hospitals have had to secure public sector funding via global budget systems that allocate a fixed amount of federal funding to pay for all hospital services. This funding model, while offering some advantages, has been cutting into industry profitability because it is typically based on historical spending levels and inflation, rather than the type and volume of services administered. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to grow thanks to a growing elderly population and increased rates of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Robust merger and acquisition activity has characterized the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Hospitals industry in Canada is characterized by a low level of market share concentration. The four largest hospital systems are expected to account for less than 5.0% of total revenue, as small and independent local hospitals still largely characterize the industry. Although, the largest hospital systems benefit from their scale by minimizing redundancies and entering into group supply purchasing contracts to keep costs low. According to data from Statistics Canada, micro hospitals (hospitals that employ fewer than five employees) and small hospitals (hospitals that employ fewer than 100 employees) account for nearly 55.2% of total industry establishments. Whi...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
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total health expenditure and Number of adults aged 65 and older in the Hospitals industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hospitals Industry?

    This industry includes general medical and surgical hospitals that provide surgical and nonsurgical diagnostic and medical treatment to inpatients with medical conditions. Hospitals in this industry maintain beds and usually provide other medical treatment such as outpatient services and pharmacy services. This industry excludes psychiatric and other specialty hospitals.

    Industry Products
  • Long-term care
  • Mental health and addiction
  • Rehabilitation
  • Intensive care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Other acute care
  • Industry Activities
  • Intensive care
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Laboratory services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Imaging services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total health expenditure
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Adult obesity rate
  • Private investment in computers and software

  • Current Performance
  • Shifting models of care
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Steady demand for care
  • Competition keeps up
  • Table: Hospitals Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hospitals Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Medical Insurance in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand-Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply in Canada
  • Medical Device Manufacturing in Canada
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other acute care
  • Long-term care
  • Mental health and addiction
  • Rehabilitation
  • Intensive care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Chart: Hospitals Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Females aged 70 and older
  • Males aged 70 and older
  • Males aged 45 to 69
  • Females aged 45 to 69
  • Females aged 20 to 44
  • Males aged 19 and younger
  • Males aged 20 to 44
  • Females aged 19 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hospitals Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • 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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Hospitals Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total health expenditure (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Ambulatory Care
  • Medical diagnostic or therapeutic services delivered to a patient who is not admitted to a hospital; also known as outpatient care.
  • Ambulatory Surgical Facility
  • A freestanding, independent hospital that only offers surgery on an outpatient basis.
  • Telemedicine
  • An application of clinical medicine wherein medical information is transferred through interactive audiovisual media for medical consulting or remote medical procedures or examinations.
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