South Korean Endoscopy Devices Market, Forecast to 2019

South Korean Endoscopy Devices Market, Forecast to 2019

The South Korean endoscopy devices market is growing under relatively lower reimbursement rates and budget constraints that are forcing hospitals to provide greater importance to pricing of equipment and changing utilization patterns. In many South Korean hospitals, consolidated purchasing of endoscopy and laparoscopy equipment slows down procurement, as requirements have to be gathered from all departments.

Healthcare expenditure in South Korea is growing, especially in private healthcare, which translates into better healthcare provision and quality of services in the country. Demand for outpatient healthcare services in top general hospitals remains high and hospital establishments continue to grow in line with the increasing number of hospital beds.

Uptake of new and advanced minimally invasive surgical systems are driven by patients’ and physicians’ preferences because of their advantages over open surgery, such as less complications, less pain, faster recovery, and shorter operating times, which translate into lower hospitalization costs and improved patient outcomes.

In South Korea, private healthcare providers have been allowed to respond accordingly to the increase in demand for healthcare services, which has resulted in 94% of the hospitals in the country being privately owned. Thus, increasing demand for outpatient services by patients is increasing the number of outpatient services in private settings. This, in turn, is increasing the number of minimally invasive procedures.

With an increase in chronic diseases, hospitals are expected to be overcrowded, requiring new equipment or procedures that can help reduce treatment time, or specific partnerships that can help reduce the burden on existing healthcare service providers. All these factors are expected to contribute to the increase in adoption of endoscopy devices in South Korea.

Key buying criteria for healthcare providers and physicians include: brand equity, wide range of applications, technology, and value for money. There is higher preference for endoscopic procedures among healthcare practitioners and patients, especially for general surgery and urology procedures, due to a high level of awareness about the benefits of these procedures.

In general, medical professionals tend to prefer 2D imaging systems to 3D imaging systems, owing to higher familiarity and ease of use. However, the country is witnessing increasing interest in robotic procedures for urology that can perform delicate surgeries more precisely. This trend is likely to have a high impact in the long term on the endoscopy devices market.

  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Scope and Segmentation
    • Methodology and Segmentation
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • South Korean Market Landscape
    • Market Background
    • Overview
    • Healthcare Expenditure
    • Hospital Facilities
      • Table Number of Hospitals and Hospital Beds Breakdown, South Korea, 2014
      • Table Key Hospitals, South Korea, 2016
    • Physician
    • Physician Specialization
    • Hospital Procurement
    • Insurance
    • Disease Profile
      • Table Select Disease Prevalence Statistics, South Korea, 2016
    • Usage of Scopes in Major Surgeries
      • Table Select Procedure Statistics, South Korea, 2015 and 2019
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Endoscopy Devices Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Endoscopy Devices Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Endoscopy Devices Market: Market Engineering Measurements, South Korea, 2016
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Endoscopy Devices Market: Revenue Forecast, South Korea, 2015–2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
  • Urology Analysis
    • Urology
      • Table Urology Scopes: Unit Shipment, South Korea, 2016–2019
  • General Surgery Analysis
    • General Surgery
      • Table Proportion of Procedures Conducted as Laparoscopic Surgery, South Korea, 2015
      • Table GI and Hepatobiliary Procedures—Percent Breakdown of Laparoscopic Procedures, South Korea, 2015
      • Table Proportion of Procedures Conducted as Laparoscopic Surgery, South Korea, 2015
      • Table General Surgery Scopes: Market Size in Unit Shipments, South Korea, 2016–2019
  • Gynecology Analysis
    • Gynecology
      • Table Gynecology Scopes: Unit Shipment, South Korea, 2016–2019
  • Imaging Systems Analysis
    • Imaging Systems
      • Table Imaging Systems: Revenue, South Korea, 2015–2019
  • Energy Systems Analysis
    • Energy Systems
      • Table Energy Systems (Generators): Market Size in Unit Shipment, South Korea, 2016–2019
  • Key Companies to Watch
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1: Private Labeling
    • Growth Opportunity 2: COE and Training
    • Growth Opportunity 3: Aged Care Solutions
    • Growth Opportunity 4: Cancer Treatment
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Appendix
    • List of Abbreviations

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