Hospitals Report Summary

SIC Codes: 8062 8063 8069
NAICS Codes: 622110 622210 622310

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

Hospitals Industry Overview

Excerpt from Hospitals Report

Companies in this industry provide medical, diagnostic, and treatment services to people on an inpatient and outpatient basis at specialized medical, surgery, emergency, and other health care facilities. Major companies include Community Health Systems (CHS), HCA Healthcare, and Tenet Healthcare (all based in the US), as well as Apollo Hospitals (India), Fraser Health (Canada), and Ramsay Health Care (Australia).

Competitive Landscape

Hospitals are under extreme pressure to lower costs while improving quality of care. Government payers and insurers are nudging patients toward less-costly outpatient care, reducing the number of routine inpatient procedures conducted at hospitals. The trend is encouraged by advances in medical technologies that improve recovery times. As reimbursements shift toward pay-for-performance protocols and away from procedure-based payments, hospitals may be rewarded or penalized based on quality and efficiency standards, such as reducing repetitive ER visits and hospitalizations. Eliminating wasteful processes is essential, as operating margins are slim, and the ability to raise prices is limited.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major services include inpatient hospital care, which accounts for about 55% of industry revenue, and outpatient services (those that typically don't require an overnight stay), which account for about 45%, according to the American Hospital Association. The average hospital has about 150 beds.

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