Global healthcare providers sector had total revenues of $8,000.8bn in 2017, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% between 2013 and 2017. The outpatient care segment was the sectors most lucrative in 2017, with total revenues of $3,186.9bn, equivalent to 39.8% of the sector's overall value.
The growth of the global healthcare providers sector in recent years has been driven by the emergence of sectors within the Asian-Pacific region. Growing population and rising income in these countries, along with governments’ attempts to achieve universal health coverage, have boosted public expenditure. Developed countries as seen mainly in Japan, Europe and Canada, face increasing costs of public healthcare provision that stem from ageing population.