Well practised: The industry has faced a number of challenges, but revenue has grown

General medical practitioners (GPs) are primary caregivers, providing the first point of contact for people seeking healthcare, and they are trained in the total healthcare of the whole person. GPs refer patients to secondary health-care providers like hospitals and medical specialists where appropriate. The provision of healthcare services in Ireland is balanced between the public and private sector. Patients aged under 6, over 70, and those receiving welfare payments or with certain medical conditions are eligible for free GP visits, for which practices are reimbursed by the Health Service Executive (HSE). However, the majority of Ireland's population access healthcare privately, either through private health insurance or out-of-pocket payments...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • GPs have struggled with the demands of an ageing population and an ageing workforce
  • An ageing population has increased demand, whilst free GP visits for those over seventy has added pressure
  • Public funding is expected to loosen, providing an important boost for the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The level of concentration in the General Medical Practices industry is low. The majority of GPs in Ireland are private practitioners that generally operate as sole traders or from individual practices with other GP's and practice nurses. On average, practices in Ireland employ between five and six people.However, some practitioners work directly for the HSE, offering consultations in community health centres. The HSE is therefore, the largest single provider of GP services in Ireland. However, given the complexity of services it is not possible to accurately estimate the market share of the HSE for general practice provision alone. Centric Health, the largest private-sector operator in the industry, is estimated to have a market share of between 1% and 2%...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the General Medical Practices Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the General Medical Practices Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public healthcare expenditure and Perceived health in the General Medical Practices industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the General Medical Practices in Ireland Industry?

    The General Medical Practices industry is composed of general practitioners and their staff. Industry operators offer general medical consultations and treatment. Specialist medical treatment and paramedics are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Consultations
  • Out-of-hours
  • Specialist services
  • Industry Activities
  • Assessing and treating patients
  • Consulting with patients
  • Prescribing medication
  • Providing preventative care
  • Referring patients to specialists
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public healthcare expenditure
  • Perceived health
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Private healthcare expenditure

  • Current Performance
    Funding sourcesDifficult demographicsWork force retiring
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Public fundingTwilight years
  • Table: General Medical Practices Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - General Medical Practices Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hospitals in Ireland
  • Residential Nursing Care in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Diagnostic & Ambulance Services in Ireland
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Consultations
  • Out-of-hours
  • Specialist services
  • Other
  • Chart: General Medical Practices Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 14 and under
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged between 45 and 64
  • People aged between 25 and 44
  • People aged between 15 and 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the General Medical Practices Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs General Medical Practices

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the General Medical Practices Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the General Medical Practices Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the General Medical Practices Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    General Practitioner (Gp)
  • A physician whose practice is not oriented to a specific medical speciality but instead covers a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages.
  • Hse
  • The Heath Service Executive - Ireland's national provider of public health and social care.
  • Primary Care
  • The medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before a patient is referred elsewhere).
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