SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Industry Forecasts

Trade & Industry Associations

News, Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

Links to Healthcare Industries resources including Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Dental Equipment, Supplies & Services and Pharmaceuticals. For general assistance researching an industry see our Subject Guide on Company & Industry Research.

SIC & NAICS Codes

STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)
When using many databases and reference sources it is useful to know the SIC code for the industry you are studying. SIC codes for these industries include the following:

  • SIC 2834 Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • SIC 8062 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

This is not a complete list of codes for these industries, merely a sample. See the SIC MANUAL for additional codes, also in the Cole Library at REF HF 1042 .A55.

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)

The SIC system has recently been replaced by the NAICS. Only a few sources are now using these codes, but more will be making the switch in the near future. NAICS codes for these industries include the following:

  • NAICS 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • NAICS 622110 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

These are samples, not complete lists, of SIC and NAICS codes for these industries. Use the following sources to identify additional SIC and NAICS codes for your company or industry.

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Industry Profiles

Hoover's Industry Records (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Get a detailed industry overview including key people and a ranking of key companies. Find industry news, company lists, news, and industry-related website links. Hoover's provides detailed sub-industry links, SIC and NAICS codes, and industry family trees.

Business Source Premier (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Health and Personal Care Stores and Health Care and Social Services
Use the Business Searching Interface to find global industry profiles from leading market research sources.

Value Line Research Center Healthcare Information and Pharmacy Services Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.

Standard & Poor's Healthcare Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

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Industry Financials & Statistics

Standard & Poor's Healthcare Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS Industrial Reports from the US Census Bureau

HEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION STATISTICS AND DATA

Mergent Pharmaceutical Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

Value Line Research Center Healthcare Information and Pharmacy Services Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

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Industry Forecasts

US INDUSTRY & TRADE OUTLOOK (REF HC 101 .U54) See entries for Health & Medical Services and Medical & Dental Instruments and Supplies.

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Trade & Industry Associations

Business & Company Resource Center (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)

Find associations related to the industry using Business & Company Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and select Associations in the Content Area pull-down menu. This gives you online access to the International, US National, and Regional, State & Local volumes of the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Additional resources for finding associations are in the guide to Finding a Trade, Industry, or Professional Association.

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News, Trade & Industry Publications

Search the Cole Library's list of electronic full text journals using the Electronic Journals: A-Z list.

ABI/Inform (ProQuest) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles from trade publications related to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles on the the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry from trade and business sources.

MODERN HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL INDUSTRY TODAY and many others are available through LexisNexis Academic. See our Databases page.

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS

HEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION

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Companies

Find lists of major companies in the industry using these databases:

Mergent Online (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Industry Reports or search by NAICS or SIC.

Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Comparative Company Analysis section.

Hoover’s (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search one company in the industry and use the Competitors link to see others. Industry keyword search and browsing are also available.

See Locating a Company on the World Wide Web for guidance in finding the Web sites of companies.

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30