Health Care Industry Market Research


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Introduction to Health Care

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the HealthCare industry, see   Health Expenditures and Services in the U.S.: Health care costs continue to rise in the U.S.
    and throughout the developed world.
    Total U.S.
    health care expenditures were estimated to be $3.09 trillion in 2014, and are projected to soar to $3.57 trillion in 2017. The health care market in the U.S.
    in 2014 included the major categories of hospital care ($959.9 billion), physician and clinical services ($618.5 billion), dental services ($122.4 billion) and prescription drugs ($290.7 billion), along with nursing home and home health care ($248.5 billion).
    Registered U.S.
    hospitals totaled 5,723 properties in 2012, according to an American Hospital Association survey, containing 920,829 beds serving 36.1 million admitted patients during the year (the latest data available). Medicare, the U.S.
    federal government’s health care program for Americans 65 years or older, provided coverage to an estimated 54.0 million seniors in 2014.
    National expenditures on Medicare for fiscal 2014 were projected to be $615.9 billion, including premiums paid by beneficiaries.
    By 2030, the number of people covered by Medicare will balloon to about 81.4 million due to the massive number of Baby Boomers entering retirement age. Medicaid is the federal government’s health care program for low-income and disabled persons (including children), as well as certain groups of seniors in nursing homes.
    National expenditures on Medicaid totaled an estimated


Video Overview


  • -Premier Inc

  • -3M Company

  • -ArthroCare Corp

  • -Agfa-Gevaert NV

  • -Abbott Laboratories

  • -Abiomed Inc

  • -Accredo Health Group Inc

  • -Metropolitan Health Networks Inc

  • -Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc

  • -Aetna Inc

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Industry Statistics

  • Global Health Statistics
  • Affordable Care Act Overview
  • Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1975-2013
  • Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2007-2013
  • Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2013
  • Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2013
  • The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  • U.S. FDA New Drug and Biologic Approvals, 2013
  • The Nation's Health Dollar: 2014 Where It Came From (Estimated)
  • The Nation's Health Dollar: 2014 Where It Went (Estimated)
  • National Health Expenditures & Annual Percent Change: 2007-2023
  • National Health Expenditures by Type of Expenditure with Affordable Care Act Impacts, U.S.: Selected Calendar Years, 2006-2023
  • Hospital Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2007-2023
  • Hospital Care Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount, U.S.: 2007-2023
  • Nursing Home Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2007-2023
  • Nursing Home Care Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount: 2007-2023
  • Home Health Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2007-2023
  • Home Health Care Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount, U.S.: 2007-2023
  • Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: 1970-2023
  • Prescription Drug Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2007-2023
  • Prescription Drug Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount, U.S.: 2007-2023
  • Medicare Enrollment, 1970-2085
  • Medicare Cost & Non-Interest Income by Source as a Percent of GDP, 1970-2088
  • Medicare Beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Coverage, Summary Report: August 2014
  • Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures for Medical Assistance Payments & Administration: Selected Years, 1966-2022
  • Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures, by Enrollment Group: Fiscal Year 2012
  • Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.: 1999-2013
  • Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group, U.S.:1999-2013
  • Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2014
  • Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount and Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.: Selected Years 2008-2014
  • Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.
  • Current Cigarette Smoking by Persons 18 Years of Age & Over, U.S.: 1997-2013
  • Overweight & Obesity Among Adults, by Sex, Race & Hispanic Origin, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2012

Top Companies Profiled

The following is a partial listing for this industry. As a subscriber, you will have access to the leading companies and top growth companies. This includes publicly-held, private, subsidiary and joint venture companies, on a global basis as well as in the U.S.

  • Premier Inc
  • 3M Company
  • ArthroCare Corp
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abiomed Inc
  • Accredo Health Group Inc
  • Metropolitan Health Networks Inc
  • Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc
  • Aetna Inc

Industry Trends Analyzed Include:

  • Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
  • Employers Push Health Care Costs onto Employees
  • Medicare and Medicaid Spending Continue to Surge/Oldest Baby Boomers Hit 65+ Years of Age
  • U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrites the Rules and Increases Coverage, But May Not Restrain Costs
  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Grow/Massive Mergers in Hospital Sector
  • Concierge Care/Direct Primary Care Are on the Rise
  • Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High
  • Few New Blockbusters: Major Drug Patents Expire While Generic Sales Growth Continues/Drug Prices Soar
  • Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  • Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Become Available Online
  • Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages
  • Obesity Sparks Government Action/Snack Foods Get Healthier
  • Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere
  • Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers and Employer Sites Increase Health Care Options/Reduce Costs
  • Health Care Industry Grows Rapidly in China, India and Mexico
  • Health Care Technology Introduction
  • RFID Helps Manage Hospital and Pharmacy Inventories
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Data at an Accelerating Pace
  • The Personal Health Internet: Remote Patient Monitoring and Mobile Apps Advance
  • Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies
  • Government Support for Stem Cell Research Evolves
  • Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance
  • Stem Cells—A New Era of Tissue Replacement Takes Shape
  • Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance
  • Drug Delivery Systems Evolve to Meet the Needs of Biotech Drugs
  • Advances for Cancer Patients in Chemotherapy and Radiation, Including Proton Beams and IMRT
  • Better Imaging, including MRI, PET and 320-Slice CT, Creates Advances in Detection
  • Nanotechnology Makes Breakthroughs in Health Care

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