Complete Guide to the Health Care Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Health Care Industry Almanac, 2018 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. Total U.S. health care expenditures were estimated to be $3.54 trillion in 2017, and are projected to soar to $5.55 trillion in 2025. Health spending in the U.S., at about 18.3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017, is projected to grow steadily. In addition to expected higher costs, attempts by the Trump administration to alter or outright repeal the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are adding a level of uncertainty to the U.S. healthcare landscape.

Outside the U.S., 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 2016 (the latest complete data available), the average of a list that includes, for example, the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the U.S., spent 8.9% of GDP on health care. The highest figures in this study were in America at 17.2% of GDP, Switzerland at 12.4%, Germany at 11.3%, Sweden at 11.0%, France at 11.0%, Japan at 10.9% The Netherlands at 10.5%, and Norway at 10.5%.

Total health care expenditures around the world are difficult to determine, but $7.5 trillion would be a fair estimate for the formal health care industry for 2017. That would place health care at about 10% of global GDP, with expenditures per capita of about $1,000. This $7.5 trillion breaks down to approximately $3.5 trillion in the U.S., $3.0 trillion in non-U.S. OECD nations and $1.0 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 978-1-62831-455-7 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-795-4 (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: 680

Statistical Tables Provided: 28

Companies Profiled: 501

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High

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

  10. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share By Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues

  11. 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

  12. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms

  13. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New
    Level of Transparency

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

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

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

  1. U.S. Health Care Industry Overview

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

Global Health Statistics, 2011-2017

Affordable Care Act Overview

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

Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2012- May 2017

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2016

Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Institutes of Health, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  1. U.S. Health Care Expenditures & Costs

The Nation's Health Dollar: 2017 Where It Came From (Estimated)

The Nation's Health Dollar: 2017 Where It Went (Estimated)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare Enrollment, 1970-2091

Medicare Cost & Non-Interest Income by Source as a Percent of GDP, 1970-2091

Medicare Beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Coverage, Summary Report: July 2017

Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures for Medical Assistance Payments & Administration:
Selected Years, 1966-2025

Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures, by Enrollment Group: Fiscal Year 2015

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

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

Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2016

  1. U.S. Vital Statistics & Population Indicators

Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity: U.S., 2016

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