Ambulatory Health Care Services Report Summary

SIC Codes: 4119 5995 8011 8021 8041 8042 8043 8049 8071 8082 8092 8093 8099
NAICS Codes: 446130 621111 621112 621210 621310 621320 621330 621340 621391 621399 621410 621420 621491 621492 621493 621498 621511 621512 621610 621910 621991 621999

Chapters Include

  • Industry Overview
  • Quarterly Industry Update
  • Business Challenges
  • Trends and Opportunities
  • Call Preparation Questions
  • Financial Information
  • Industry Forecast
  • Website and Media Links
  • Glossary of Acronyms

Ambulatory Health Care Services Industry Overview

Excerpt from Ambulatory Health Care Services Report

Companies in this industry, which include physicians, dentists, outpatient care centers, and imaging and diagnostic facilities, provide health care services to ambulatory patients. Major companies include Apria Healthcare, DaVita, and LabCorp (all based in the US), as well as Bayshore HealthCare (Canada), Fresenius (Germany), and Sonic Healthcare (Australia).

Competitive Landscape

Pressure on the health care industry to drive down costs is pushing more care into lower-cost ambulatory settings and away from hospitals and nursing homes. Payments are increasingly based on whether providers meet quality standards. Demand for health care services is driven by demographics and advances in medical care and technology. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficiency, reputation, and expertise.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major services include care provided by physicians, which accounts for about 50% of industry revenue; dentists and outpatient care centers account for about 12% each. Other sources of revenue include medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood banks, home health care, rehabilitation therapy, ambulance services, and offices of other health practitioners such as chiropractors, optometrists, and mental health practitioners. Health care in the US is led by for-profit entities, an exception to the global norm of nationalized medicine.

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