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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Ambulatory Health Care Services

Overview of the U.S. Ambulatory Health Care Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Ambulatory Health Care Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Ambulatory Health Care Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Patient Care, Related To Icd-9 Major Category, Based On Primary Diagnosis

Dental Visits And Consultations

Dental Surgical Intervention Services

Dental Non-Surgical Intervention Services

Anesthesia Services

Home Health Care Bundled Service

Home Hospice (End Of Life) Care Services

Home Infusion Therapy Services

Home Nursing Care Services

Human Blood Services

Human Organ, Tissue, And Cell Bank Services

Medical Case Management Services

Health Screening Services, Except By Health Practitioners

Personal Emergency Health Monitoring And Response Service

Home Physical, Occupational, And Speech Therapy Services

Emergency - Surface Ambulance

Emergency - Air Ambulance

Non-Emergency - Surface Ambulance

Laboratory Services

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Social Assistance Services For Elderly And Disabled Adults

Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

Gains (Losses) From Assets Sold (Report Losses By Including A Dash Prior To The Dollar Amount.)

All Other Revenue

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Ambulatory Health Care Services by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Ambulatory Health Care Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Ambulatory Health Care Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Ambulatory Health Care Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 21%
Social Scientists and Related Workers 21%
Psychologists 21%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 19%
Community and Social Service Occupations 36%
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists 36%
Counselors 18%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 10%
Mental Health Counselors 11%
Social Workers 12%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 8%
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists 6%
Social and Human Service Assistants 8%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 37%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 22%
Chiropractors 21%
Chiropractors 21%
Dentists 12%
Dentists, General 10%
Optometrists 16%
Optometrists 16%
Physicians and Surgeons 6%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 6%
Podiatrists 5%
Podiatrists 5%
Therapists 17%
Occupational Therapists 8%
Physical Therapists 9%
Speech-Language Pathologists 8%
Registered Nurses 7%
Registered Nurses 7%
Health Technologists and Technicians 14%
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 24%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 12%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 12%
Dental Hygienists 21%
Dental Hygienists 21%
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 13%
Radiologic Technologists 6%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 42%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 42%
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians 6%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 6%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6%
Opticians, Dispensing 23%
Opticians, Dispensing 23%
Healthcare Support Occupations 22%
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 7%
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 7%
Home Health Aides 5%
Nursing Assistants 6%
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 10%
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 10%
Physical Therapist Aides 8%
Other Healthcare Support Occupations 14%
Massage Therapists 8%
Massage Therapists 8%
Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations 13%
Dental Assistants 33%
Medical Assistants 7%
Phlebotomists 13%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 5%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 24%
Personal Care Aides 24%
Personal Care Aides 24%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25%
Financial Clerks 6%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 6%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Medical Secretaries 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 8%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Motor Vehicle Operators 5%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 7%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ambulatory Health Care Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Hospitalists Now raises $8 million in funding. - 01/08/2018
  • Compass Therapeutics Advisors raises $1 million in funding. - 01/08/2018
  • One Call Medical trademarks "REAL RISK. REAL SOLUTIONS." - Medical transport services - 01/08/2018
  • Natera trademarks "SIGNATERA" - Reagents for medical use; medical diagnostic reagents; genetic tests comprised of reagents for medical purposes - 01/08/2018
  • Orthopaedic Research Foundation trademarks "GET NORMAL BACK. WHATEVER YOUR NORMAL LOOKS LIKE." - Medical services - 01/08/2018
  • Helomics raises $21 million in funding. - 01/05/2018
  • Foundation Medicine patents Methods Of Treating Urothelial Carcinoma - 01/04/2018
  • Modernatx patents Terminally Modified Rna - 01/04/2018
  • Allosource patents Systems For Drying Sheets Of Donor-provided Human Tissue - 01/04/2018

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Bio-Rad Laboratories553
    Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Services - Oregon301
    Amylin Pharmaceuticals253
    Acorda Therapeutics228

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • The real reason health care is bankrupting America - Smaller community hospitals will have to shift; more of them will become hospitals without beds, providing more ambulatory services and less-intensive inpatient care. These changes in American health care aimed at improving value are under way. Now the ... (01/12/2018)
    • Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) Rises 4.14% for January 11 - Universal Health Services Inc owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavior health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. Universal Health Services Inc. has its corporate headquarters located in King Of ... (01/12/2018)
    • Press Release: NorthBay Healthcare Opens Urgent Care Center at Nut Tree - Wayne Gietz, vice president of Ambulatory Services, said retail medicine achieves two critical goals for NorthBay Healthcare: * Eases pressure on overburdened Emergency Departments and thereby reducing waiting times for patients who need emergent care ... (01/12/2018)
    • Excela Health debuts Unity care center - Excela Health Tuesday offered donors and the media a preview of its new $40 million ambulatory care center in Unity that will begin offering patient services Monday. Members of the public will have a chance to check out the three-story, 115,000-square-foot ... (01/09/2018)
    • Corporate Mergers of Health Care Giants: CEOs and Wall Street Win, Patients Lose - by market share and the largest health care company in the world by revenue ... Its longer-term goal is to provide primary care and ambulatory services in 75 markets, representing about two-thirds of the U. S. population. (Mathews, AW. (01/09/2018)
    • Methodist Family Health Centers Launches Virtual Care to Improve Patient Access - Methodist NOW is powered by Zipnosis, a virtual care company that enables health systems to provide virtual care services, meeting the needs of ... access and reducing barriers to high-value, ambulatory care will not only improve consumer experience ... (01/08/2018)
    • Hallmark Health looks to build new ambulatory surgery center at Medford's Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Shields Health Care Group brings operational discipline, developing and managing multispecialty ambulatory care facilities that deliver patient-centered medical services more cost effectively. The planned Shields partnership puts Lawrence Memorial Hospital ... (01/05/2018)
    • Universal Health Services, Inc. To Present At The 36th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference - Universal Health Services (UHS) is one of the largest and most ... or operate 357 inpatient and outpatient facilities including acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, ambulatory centers, freestanding emergency departments, and urgent care ... (01/04/2018)
    • Rethinking ambulatory strategy: 6 key challenges, opportunities for health systems - Health systems can improve quality of care by expanding their ambulatory enterprise. Patients leak out of a health system when the system does not provide convenient access to services they need. This causes patients to receive uncoordinated, fragmented ... (01/04/2018)
    • Ambulatory Services Ambulatory Services Market to Perceive an Aggrandizing Growth by 2022: Prognosticates MRFR - ... holds the largest market share for global ambulatory services by service type for the forecasted period from 2016 lasting till 2022. Primary care the fundamental purpose of contact of patients with healthcare system. In the primary care setting ... (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $4,679,078,382 on Ambulatory Health Care Services. It has awarded 28,526 contracts to 4,858 companies, with an average value of $963,170 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Ambulatory Health Care Services to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Patient Care
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Ambulatory Health Care ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Medical Laboratories Competing industry
    Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists & Audiologists Competing industry
    Diagnostic Imaging Centers Competing industry
    Kidney Dialysis Centers Competing industry
    Chiropractors Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Patient Care are less than those from Ambulatory Health Care Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Patient Care sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Patient Care Product Sales Report

    Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Ambulatory Health Care ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Diagnostic Imaging Centers
    Golf Courses & Country Clubs Competing industry
    Bowling Alleys Competing industry
    Chiropractors Competing industry
    Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists & Audiologists Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment are less than those from Ambulatory Health Care Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment Product Sales Report

    Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
    Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

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