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World Home Medical Equipment

World demand to rise 7% annually through 2016
World demand for home medical equipment is forecast to rise 7.0 percent yearly to $28 billion in 2016. The United States will remain the largest market globally based on its extensive network of home health care providers, high health care spending intensity, widespread insurance coverage for the treatment and management of chronic diseases, and shifting patient care strategies toward home settings. The BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) will be among the fastest growing worldwide markets for home medical equipment as greater economic prosperity boosts the level of third-party and direct consumer payments applied to health care. In these countries, home health care activity will rise rapidly due to cost saving advantages and ongoing shortages in the availability and accessibility of professional medical providers.

Home medical equipment markets in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and other developed countries will provide demand for a complete range of therapeutic, support, and monitoring products with per capita sales levels of all three groups staying comparatively high. However, overall growth in most of these markets will decelerate and will remain below the average worldwide pace as national health insurance plans impose tighter controls on benefit coverage and product reimbursement rates. By contrast, home medical equipment demand in the vast majority of developing countries will increase well above the global average as health care markets expand with improving economic growth. Less favorably, affluent residents covered by private health insurance or able to afford direct payments will account for most sales in these countries.

Home therapeutic equipment to offer best opportunities
On balance, worldwide consumption patterns for various types of home medical equipment will follow evolving demographic and epidemiological trends. A heightened prevalence of chronic conditions, especially respiratory disorders, kidney failure and cancer, will boost global demand for home therapeutic equipment 7.5 percent annually to $17.3 billion in 2016. Portable oxygen concentrators for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), continuous positive airway products (CPAP) for managing obstructive sleep apnea, and ventilators and accessories for alleviating severe breathing impairments will account for the fastest sales growth among home respiratory therapy equipment. Advances in the ease of use and convenience features of dialysate machines, coupled with a greater number of patients with end-stage kidney failure, will create fast rising worldwide demand for home dialysis products. The global home IV equipment market will see strong upward momentum as shorter hospital stays and tighter controls on outpatient visits lead to a greater number of cancer and other chronic care patients to receive parenteral nutritional and other therapies at home.

World demand for home patient support equipment is forecast to increase 5.5 percent annually to $5.7 billion in 2016. Mobility assist products will continue to dominate sales as fast growth in the elderly population will create opportunities for wheelchairs, walkers, and other products that help orthopedically impaired individuals maintain independent lifestyles. Home medical furniture and bathroom safety products will also fare well in the global marketplace as patient care strategies in most developed and some developing countries shift toward the greater use of home settings.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
      • Table WORLD HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
    • World Macroeconomic Environment
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Demographic Patterns
      • Total Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million)
      • Age Distribution
        • Table WORLD POPULATION 50 YEARS & OLDER BY REGION (million)
        • Table WORLD POPULATION 65 YEARS & OLDER BY REGION (million)
    • World Health Care Trends
      • Health Expenditures
        • Table WORLD HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Hospital Beds
        • Table WORLD HOSPITAL BEDS BY REGION (thousand)
      • Physicians
        • Table WORLD PHYSICIANS BY REGION (thousand)
      • Patient Activity
        • Table WORLD HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS BY REGION (million)
        • Table WORLD SURGICAL PROCEDURES BY REGION (million)
        • Table WORLD OUTPATIENT EPISODES BY REGION (million)
    • Regulatory Considerations
  • PRODUCT OVERVIEW
    • General
    • World Home Medical Equipment Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • World Home Medical Equipment Demand by Product Group
      • Table WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP (million dollars)
    • Home Therapeutic Equipment
      • World Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • World Demand by Type
        • Table WORLD HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Home Respiratory Therapy Equipment
        • Table WORLD HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME OXYGEN DELIVERY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME OXYGEN DELIVERY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD OTHER HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD OTHER HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Home Dialysis Products
        • Table WORLD HOME DIALYSIS PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME DIALYSIS PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Home IV Equipment
        • Table WORLD HOME IV EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME IV EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Home Therapeutic Equipment
        • Table WORLD OTHER HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD OTHER HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Home Patient Support Equipment
      • World Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD HOME PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • World Demand by Type
        • Table WORLD HOME PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Mobility Assist Equipment
        • Table WORLD MOBILITY ASSIST EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD MOBILITY ASSIST EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Home Medical Furniture
        • Table WORLD HOME MEDICAL FURNITURE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD HOME MEDICAL FURNITURE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Bathroom Safety Equipment
        • Table WORLD BATHROOM SAFETY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD BATHROOM SAFETY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Home Patient Monitoring Equipment
      • World Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • World Demand by Type
        • Table WORLD HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Blood Glucose Monitors
        • Table WORLD HOME BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITOR DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Blood Pressure Monitors
        • Table WORLD HOME BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Other Home Patient Monitoring Equipment
        • Table WORLD OTHER HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
        • Table WORLD OTHER HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Market Environment
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
    • North America: Home Medical Equipment Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • United States
      • United States: Market Environment
        • Table UNITED STATES: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • United States: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Canada
      • Canada: Market Environment
        • Table CANADA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Canada: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table CANADA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million US dollars)
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Market Environment
        • Table MEXICO: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Mexico: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table MEXICO: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Market Environment
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
    • Western Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • France
      • France: Market Environment
        • Table FRANCE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • France: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table FRANCE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Germany
      • Germany: Market Environment
        • Table GERMANY: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Germany: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table GERMANY: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Italy
      • Italy: Market Environment
        • Table ITALY: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Italy: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table ITALY: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Spain
      • Spain: Market Environment
        • Table SPAIN: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Spain: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table SPAIN: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Market Environment
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • United Kingdom: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Market Environment
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Other Western Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Western Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
    • Asia/Pacific: Home Medical Equipment Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Australia
      • Australia: Market Environment
        • Table AUSTRALIA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Australia: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million US dollars)
    • China
      • China: Market Environment
        • Table CHINA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • China: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table CHINA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • India
      • India: Market Environment
        • Table INDIA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • India: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table INDIA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Japan
      • Japan: Market Environment
        • Table JAPAN: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Japan: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table JAPAN: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Market Environment
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • South Korea: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Market Environment
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Central & South America: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
        • Table BRAZIL: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Market Environment
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Eastern Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
        • Table RUSSIA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Market Environment
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS
      • Home Medical Equipment Demand by Type
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Home Medical Equipment Demand by Country
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Home Therapeutic Equipment
      • Home Patient Support Equipment
      • Home Patient Monitoring Equipment
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Licensing & Related Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Company Profiles
      • Abbott Laboratories
      • ARKRAY Incorporated
      • Baxter International Incorporated
      • Bayer AG
      • Becton, Dickinson and Company
      • Braun (B.) Melsungen AG
      • CareFusion Corporation
      • ConvaTec Incorporated
      • Cooper Companies Incorporated
      • Covidien plc
      • DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC
      • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Company KGaA
      • General Electric Company
      • Hill-Rom Holdings Incorporated
      • Hospira Incorporated
      • Invacare Corporation
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • Medline Industries Incorporated
      • Medtronic Incorporated
      • OMRON Corporation
      • Permobil AB
      • ResMed Corporation
      • Roche Holding Limited
      • Royal Philips Electronics NV
      • Smiths Group plc
      • Stryker Corporation
      • Sunrise Medical GmbH & Company KG
      • Teleflex Incorporated
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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