Complete Guide to the Health Care Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Health Care Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

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 $3.35 trillion in 2016, and are projected to soar to $3.78 trillion in 2018. Health spending in the U.S., at about 18.1% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016, is projected to grow steadily.  A comprehensive study published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) covering more than 30 nations found stark contrasts between health costs in the United States and those of other nations.  In 2015 (the latest complete data available), the OECD average was 9.0% of GDP spent on health care, unchanged from the previous year.  The highest figures in this study were in America at 16.9% of GDP, The Netherlands at 10.8%, France at 11.0%, Switzerland at 11.5%, and Germany at 11.1%.

Total health care expenditures around the world are difficult to determine, but $7.1 trillion would be a fair estimate for the formal health care industry for 2016.  That would place health care at about 9.5% of global GDP, with expenditures per capita of about $959.  This $7.1 trillion breaks down to approximately $3.4 trillion in the U.S., $2.8 trillion in non-U.S. OECD nations and $0.9 trillion elsewhere around the world. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Health Care Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-420-5 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-711-4 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription


Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics

  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List

  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

  • Industry Glossary

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 703             

Statistical Tables Provided: 35

Companies Profiled: 501

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 

  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 

  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?

  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?

  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the health care business including:

Major Trends and Technologies Affecting the Health Care Industry

  1. Introduction to the Health Care Industry

  2. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs

  3. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs

  4. Medicare and Medicaid Spending Continue to Surge/More Baby Boomers Hit 65+ Years of Age

  5. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But Costs Continue to Rise

  6. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Hospital Mergers Result from the Affordable Care Act/Many Hospital Chains Grow Dramatically in Market Share

  7. Concierge Care/Direct Primary Care Are on the Rise/New Twists on House Calls

  8. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly Rising Costs of Care

  9. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High

  10. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/Drug Prices Soar

  11. Generic Drugs Have Major Market Share By Volume, but not by Total Sales

  12. Coupons and Other Marketing Schemes Obscure the Retail Prices of Drugs in the U.S., Which Are Vastly Higher than Prices Paid in Other Nations

  13. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages

  14. Obesity Sparks Government Action/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods

  15. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere

  16. Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers and Employer Sites Increase Health Care Options/Reduce Costs

The Outlook for Health Care Technology:

  1. Health Care Technology Introduction

  2. RFID Helps Manage Hospital and Pharmacy Inventories

  3. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Records at an Accelerating Pace

  4. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless

  5. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies

  6. Government Support for Stem Cell Research Evolves

  7. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance

  8. Stem Cells—A New Era of Regenerative Medicine Takes Shape

  9. Health Care Robotics

  10. Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance

  11. Advances for Cancer Patients in Chemotherapy and Radiation, Including Proton Beams and IMRT

  12. Better Imaging, including MRI, PET and 320-Slice CT, Creates Advances in Detection

  13. Nanotechnology Makes Breakthroughs in Health Care

  14. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Health Care Industry Statistics

I. U.S. Health Care Industry Overview

  1. U.S. Health Care Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Global Health Statistics, 2010-2016

  3. Affordable Care Act Overview

  4. Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2015

  5. Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2011-June 2016

  6. Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2015

  7. Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2015

  8. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

  9. U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2015

  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Institutes of Health, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2014-2016

II. U.S. Health Care Expenditures & Costs

  1. The Nation's Health Dollar: 2016 Where It Came From (Estimated)

  2. The Nation's Health Dollar: 2016 Where It Went (Estimated)

  3. National Health Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

  4. National Health Expenditures by Type of Expenditure with Affordable Care Act Impacts, U.S.: Selected Calendar Years, 2010-2025

  5. Hospital Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

  6. Hospital Care Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount, U.S.: 2009-2025

  7. Nursing Home Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

  8. Nursing Home Care Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount, U.S.: 2009-2025

  9. Home Health Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

  10. Home Health Care Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount, U.S.: 2009-2025

  11. Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: 1995-2025

  12. Prescription Drug Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

  13. Prescription Drug Expenditures, Percent Distribution & Per Capita Amount, U.S.: 2009-2025

III. Medicare & Medicaid

  1. Medicare Enrollment, 1970-2090

  2. Medicare Cost & Non-Interest Income by Source as a Percent of GDP, 1970-2090

  3. Medicare Beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Coverage, Summary Report: August 2016

  4. Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures for Medical Assistance Payments & Administration: Selected Years, 1966-2024

  5. Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures, by Enrollment Group: Fiscal Year 2014

IV. U.S. Health Insurance Coverage & The Uninsured

  1. Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.: 1999-2015

  2. Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group, U.S.: 1999-2015

  3. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2016

  4. Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2015

V. U.S. Vital Statistics & Population Indicators

  1. Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.

  2. Current Cigarette Smoking by Persons 18 Years of Age & Over, U.S.: 1997-2015

  3. Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity: U.S., 2015

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Premier Inc

  • 3M Company

  • ArthroCare Corporation

  • Agfa-Gevaert NV

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Abiomed Inc

  • Accredo Health Group Inc

  • Metropolitan Health Networks Inc

  • Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc

  • Aetna Inc