Home Medical Equipment

Home Medical Equipment

US demand to rise 8.2% annually through 2018
US demand for home medical equipment is forecast to grow 8.2 percent annually to $12.6 billion in 2018. Advances in the technological capabilities of products such as portable oxygen concentrators, remote telemedicine systems, and home dialysis machines will underlie growth. The introduction of new and improved devices and equipment will expand the number of medical conditions and patients adaptable to effective home treatment, management, and monitoring. Cost saving advantages will promote the increasing substitution of home health care for hospital, ambulatory, and nursing home procedures whenever feasible.

Telemedicine devices to post strongest gains
Among all types of home medical equipment, remote monitoring and realtime systems based on telemedicine technology will generate the fastest revenue growth as physicians, hospitals and other medical providers are pressured by health insurers to become more accountable for improving patient outcomes and controlling treatment costs. By contrast, demand for conventional patient monitors will expand at a below average pace due to competition from telemedicine devices.

Home therapeutic equipment to remain dominant segment
A rising prevalence of chronic conditions, especially respiratory disorders, kidney failure, and cancer, will boost demand for home therapeutic equipment -- the dominant product segment -- up at a strong annual pace through 2018. Portable oxygen concentrators for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) products for managing obstructive sleep apnea, and ventilators and accessories for alleviating severe breathing impairments will exhibit the fastest growing sales among home respiratory therapy equipment.

Demand for dialysis equipment will expand at a strong double digit pace, spurred by the increasing availability of portable dialysate delivery machines as well as by upward trends in the incidence of end-stage renal disease. By contrast, the market for IV equipment will rise well below the average pace of home medical equipment due to multiple supplier availability, intensifying pricing pressures, and advances in alternative oral, inhalation, and topical drug therapies. Automated external defibrillators, negative pressure wound therapy products, and muscle and nerve stimulators will see the fastest growth in demand value among other home therapeutic equipment as home health care providers assume an expanding role in preventive medicine, the healing of major wounds, and overall pain management.

Wheelchairs to remain key mobility assist equipment
Demand for mobility assist and other home patient support equipment is forecast to increase at a below average annual pace through 2018. Wheelchairs will continue to dominate revenues as aging population trends lead to a rising incidence of activity-limiting orthopedic impairments. However, home medical furniture and bathroom safety products will post faster growth in demand as an increasing number of elderly and disabled individuals adapt their residences to home health care treatment to avoid transfer to nursing homes or assisted living facilities.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Trends
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Patterns
      • Table POPULATION & DEMOGRAPHICS
    • Trends in Health Care
      • Health Insurance & the Affordable Care Act
        • Table HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE US POPULATION, 2003-2013
      • Medical Conditions
        • Table ACUTE CONDITIONS
        • Table CHRONIC CONDITIONS
      • National Health Expenditures
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY TYPE
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY FUNDING SOURCE
      • Medical Providers
        • Table MEDICAL PROVIDERS
      • Patient Activity
        • Table PATIENT ACTIVITY
      • Medical Product Demand
        • Table MEDICAL PRODUCT DEMAND
  • PRODUCT OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Patient Trends & Projections
      • Table HOME HEALTH CARE PATIENTS BY AGE GROUP
    • Regulation
    • Home Medical Equipment Market
      • Table HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
      • Table CHART III-1 HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP, 2013
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND, 2003-2013
    • US Trade
      • Table US TRADE IN HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    • International Markets
      • Table WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
  • THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT
    • General
      • Table HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND, 2013
    • Home Respiratory Therapy Equipment
      • Table HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Equipment
        • Table HOME CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) EQUIPMENT DEMAND
        • Table HOME CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) MACHINE DEMAND
        • Table HOME CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) MASK & RELATED INTERFACE DEMAND
        • Table CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) ACCESSORIES DEMAND
      • Oxygen Delivery Equipment
        • Table HOME OXYGEN DELIVERY EQUIPMENT DEMAND
        • Table HOME OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR DEMAND
        • Table HOME OXYGEN CANNULA DEMAND
        • Table HOME LIQUID OXYGEN CONTAINER DEMAND
        • Table OTHER HOME OXYGEN DELIVERY EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Nebulizers & Accessories
        • Table HOME NEBULIZER & ACCESSORIES DEMAND
      • Ventilators & Accessories
        • Table HOME MEDICAL VENTILATOR & ACCESSORIES DEMAND
      • Humidifiers
        • Table HOME MEDICAL HUMIDIFIER DEMAND
    • Home Dialysis Equipment
      • Table HOME DIALYSIS EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Home Peritoneal Dialysis Products
        • Table HOME PERITONEAL DIALYSIS PRODUCT DEMAND
      • Home Hemodialysis Products
        • Table HOME HEMODIALYSIS PRODUCT DEMAND
    • Home IV Equipment
      • Table HOME IV EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • IV Administration Sets
        • Table HOME IV ADMINISTRATION SET DEMAND
      • IV Pumps
        • Table HOME IV PUMP DEMAND
      • Home IV Accessories
        • Table HOME IV ACCESSORIES DEMAND
    • Other Home Therapeutic Equipment
      • Table OTHER HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Home Physical Therapy Equipment
        • Table HOME PHYSICAL THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Home Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices
        • Table HOME NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY DEVICE DEMAND
      • Home Braces & Related Products
        • Table HOME BRACE & RELATED PRODUCT DEMAND
      • Home Enteral Feeding Products
        • Table HOME ENTERAL FEEDING PRODUCT DEMAND
      • Home Automated External Defibrillators
        • Table HOME AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR DEMAND
      • Home Muscle & Nerve Stimulators
        • Table HOME MUSCLE & NERVE STIMULATOR DEMAND
  • PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT
    • General
      • Table HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND, 2013
    • Conventional Monitors
      • Table CONVENTIONAL HOME PATIENT MONITOR DEMAND
      • Blood Glucose Monitors
        • Table HOME BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITOR DEMAND
      • Blood Pressure Monitors
        • Table HOME BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR DEMAND
      • Holter Monitors
        • Table HOME HOLTER MONITOR DEMAND
      • Peak Flow Meters
        • Table HOME PEAK FLOW METER DEMAND
      • Apnea Monitors
        • Table HOME APNEA MONITOR DEMAND
      • Heart Rate Monitors
        • Table HOME HEART RATE MONITOR DEMAND
      • Baby Monitors
        • Table HOME BABY MONITOR DEMAND
      • Electronic Thermometers
        • Table HOME ELECTRONIC THERMOMETER DEMAND
      • Coagulation Monitors
        • Table HOME COAGULATION MONITOR DEMAND
    • Telemedicine Patient Monitoring Systems
      • Table HOME TELEMEDICINE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM DEMAND
      • Remote Patient Monitoring Systems
      • Real-Time Telemedicine Systems
  • MOBILITY ASSIST & OTHER PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
    • General
      • Table MOBILITY ASSIST & OTHER PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 MOBILITY ASSIST & OTHER PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DEMAND, 2013
    • Mobility Assist Equipment
      • Table MOBILITY ASSIST EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Wheelchairs
        • Table WHEELCHAIR DEMAND
        • Table MANUAL WHEELCHAIR DEMAND
        • Table POWERED WHEELCHAIR DEMAND
      • Mobility Scooters
        • Table MOBILITY SCOOTER DEMAND
      • Walking Assist Devices
        • Table WALKING ASSIST DEVICE DEMAND
        • Table WALKER & ROLLATOR DEMAND
        • Table CANE & WALKING STICK DEMAND
        • Table HOME CRUTCH DEMAND
    • Medical Furniture
      • Table HOME MEDICAL FURNITURE DEMAND
      • Lift Chairs
        • Table HOME LIFT CHAIR DEMAND
      • Medical Beds
        • Table HOME MEDICAL BED DEMAND
      • Stair Lifts
        • Table HOME STAIR LIFT DEMAND
      • Medical Furniture Accessories
        • Table HOME MEDICAL FURNITURE ACCESSORIES DEMAND
    • Bathroom Safety Equipment
      • Table HOME BATHROOM SAFETY EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Bars, Grips, & Rails
        • Table BATHROOM BAR, GRIP, & RAIL DEMAND
      • Shower Chairs
        • Table HOME SHOWER CHAIR DEMAND
      • Elevated Toilet Seats
        • Table HOME ELEVATED TOILET SEAT DEMAND
      • Commodes
        • Table HOME COMMODE DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Home Therapeutic Equipment
        • Table CHART VII-2 HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Home Patient Monitoring Equipment
        • Table CHART VII-3 HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Mobility Assist & Other Home Patient Support Equipment
        • Table CHART VII-4 MOBILITY ASSIST & OTHER HOME PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Licensing & Related Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Product Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Company Profiles
      • Abbott Laboratories
      • ARKRAY Incorporated
      • Baxter International Incorporated
      • Bayer AG
      • Braun (B.) Melsungen AG
      • CareFusion Corporation
      • ConvaTec Incorporated
      • Cooper Companies Incorporated
      • Covidien plc
      • DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC
      • Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing
      • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Company KGaA
      • General Electric Company
      • GF Health Products Incorporated
      • Hill-Rom Holdings Incorporated
      • Hospira Incorporated
      • Invacare Corporation
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • Medline Industries Incorporated
      • Medtronic Incorporated
      • NxStage Medical Incorporated
      • OMRON Corporation
      • Permobil AB
      • ResMed Corporation
      • Roche Holding Limited
      • Royal Philips NV
      • Stryker Corporation
      • Sunrise Medical GmbH & Company KG
      • Teleflex Incorporated
      • Verizon Communications Incorporated
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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