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The U.S. Market for Home Care Products, 4th Edition

The U.S. market for home care products and equipment continues to post steady gains, primarily as a result of the aging population and increasing shifts of chronic care patients from hospitals to home. In 2004, an estimated 16 million people received home health care in the United States, and most of these individuals also used associated home care products.

Through 2009, the numbers of home care patients will continue to grow as patient lifespans are extended with more sophisticated medical care and new technologies, and home care becomes an increasingly important and accepted means to contain healthcare costs for managed care providers.

This study—the fourth time Kalorama Information has investigated this market over the past 10 years—provides details on the following segments:

  • Home Medical Equipment: including
  • Infusion Products:
  • Respiratory Therapy Products:
  • Kidney Dialysis Equipment:
  • Monitors:
  • Home Defibrillators: and
  • General Equipment and Supplies:

For each segment and subsegment sales estimates are provided at the manufacturers’ level for the historic 1999 to 2004 period, and forecasts are provided through 2009. Market share of the major players is detailed for the base year 2004. Relevant epidemiology is provided where appropriate, and average price per unit is calculated for various equipment segments. In addition, 13 major home care suppliers are profiled in depth and the main drivers and constraints in the market are discussed.

Information for this report was gathered from a wide variety of sources—both primary and secondary. Secondary research involved comprehensive review of company reports and filings, government documents, trade journals, newspapers and business press, analysts’ reports, and other sources. Primary research entailed interviews with company representatives conducted to capture the perspectives from industry participants’ point of view and assess trends; the interviews form the basis of the forecasting and competitive analysis.


  • Executive Summary
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Home Medical Equipment
      • Infusion Products
      • Kidney Dialysis Products
      • Respiratory Therapy Equipment
      • Monitors
      • Defibrillators
      • Miscellaneous Medical Equipment and General Supplies
    • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND LEADING COMPETITORS
    • THE END USER
  • Introduction
    • DISEASES AND CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE CONSUMER OF HOME CARE PRODUCTS
      • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
      • Arthritis
      • Cancer
      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Fetal Disorders
      • Intestinal and Urological Disorders
      • Kidney Disorders
      • Neonatal Conditions
      • Pain Management
      • Respiratory Problems
    • PREVALENCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table Historical and Projected Population of the United States by Age Group 2001-2009
      • Table PREVALENCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table Number of U.S. Patients Utilizing Home Care Products by Condition 2004
    • INDUSTRY DRIVERS AND CONTRAINTS
  • Home Medical Equipment
    • PRODUCT CLASSIFICATIONS
    • AMBULATORY AIDS PRODUCTS
      • Table Selected Ambulatory Aids Manufacturers and Their Products in the United States by Manufacturer 2004
      • Canes and Walking Sticks
      • Walkers
      • Crutches
      • Scooters
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Ambulatory Aids by Type (Canes & Walking Sticks, Walkers, Crutches, Scooters) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Canes and Walking Sticks (Unit Sales, Price per Unit, Revenues) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Walkers (Unit Sales, Price per Unit, Revenues) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Crutches (Unit Sales, Price per Unit, Revenues) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Scooters (Unit Sales, Price per Unit, Revenues) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Analysis
    • BATHROOM SAFETY SUPPLIES
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Bathroom Safety Supplies Manufacturers and Their Products in the United States 2004
        • Table The U.S. Market for Bathroom Safety Supplies 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • HOME CARE BEDS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Home Care Beds Manufacturers and Their Products in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Care Beds (Unit Sales, Price per Unit, Revenues) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • WHEELCHAIRS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Wheelchair Manufacturers and Their Products in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Wheelchairs by Type (Manual vs Power) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Manual Wheelchairs (Unit Sales, Price per Unit, Revenues) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Power Wheelchairs (Unit Sales, Price per Unit, Revenues) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • MISCELLANEOUS PATIENT AIDS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Miscellaneous Patient Aids Manufacturers and Their Products in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Miscellaneous Patient Aids 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Medical Equipment by Type 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Share of the U.S. Home Care Market for Home Medical Equipment 2004
      • Market Analysis
  • Infusion Products
    • PRODUCT CLASSIFICATIONS
      • Table Number of U.S. Patients Receiving Home Infusion Therapy 2001 and 2004
    • AMBULATORY PUMPS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Ambulatory Infusion Pumps Available in the United States by Manufacturer 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Ambulatory Infusion Pumps 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Shares of the U.S. Market for Ambulatory Infusion Pumps 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • DISPOSABLE PUMPS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Disposable Infusion Pumps Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Disposable Infusion Pumps 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Shares of the U.S. Market for Disposable Infusion Pumps 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Nutritional Supplements Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Nutritional Supplements Used in Home Infusion Therapy 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Shares of the U.S. Market for Nutritional Supplements Used in Home Infusion Therapy 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • PHARMACEUTICALS
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Pharmaceuticals Used for Home Infusion Available in the United States 2004
        • Table The U.S. Market for Pharmaceuticals Used in Home Infusion Therapy 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Infusion Therapy by Type (Ambulatory Pumps, Disposable Pumps, Nutritional Supplements, Pharmaceuticals) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
  • Kidney Dialysis Products
    • PRODUCT CLASSIFICATIONS
      • Table Number of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Undergoing Dialysis in the United States (Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis) 1992–2002
    • HEMODIALYSIS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Hemodialysis Products Available in the United States by Supplier 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Hemodialysis Products 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Hemodialysis Products Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Peritoneal Dialysis Products in the United States by Manufacturer 2005
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Peritoneal Dialysis Products 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Peritoneal Products Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Kidney Dialysis Products by Type (Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis) 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Kidney Dialysis Products Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
  • Respiratory Therapy Equipment
    • NEBULIZERS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Nebulizer Products Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Nebulizers 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Nebulizers Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Oxygen Concentrators Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Oxygen Concentrators 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Oxygen Concentrators Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • OXYGEN SYSTEMS
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Oxygen Systems Available in the United States 2004
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Oxygen Systems 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Oxygen Systems Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • VENTILATORS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Ventilators Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Ventilators 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Home Ventilators Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Respiratory Therapy Equipment by Type (Nebulizers, Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Systems, Ventilators) 1999–2009
        • Table Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Respiratory Products Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
  • Monitors
    • AMBULATORY CARDIAC MONITORS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Ambulatory Home Cardiac Monitors Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Home Care Market for Ambulatory Cardiac Monitors 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Home Care Market for Ambulatory Cardiac Monitors Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • OBSTETRIC MONITORS
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Home Obstetric Monitors Available in the United States 2004
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Home Care Market for Obstetric Monitors 1999–2009
        • Table Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Home Care Market for Obstetric Monitors Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • SLEEP AND SIDS MONITORS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Home Sleep and SIDS Monitors Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Home Care Market for Sleep and SIDS Monitors 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Home Care Market for Sleep and SIDS Monitors Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
        • Table The Total U.S. Home Care Market for Monitors 1999–2009
        • Table Market Analysis
  • Defibrillators
    • Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Defibrillators 1999–2009
        • Table Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Market for Home Defibrillators Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
  • Miscellaneous Medical Equipment and General Supplies
    • INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES
      • Products
        • Table Selected Incontinence Supplies Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Incontinence Supplies 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Home Care Market for Incontinence Supplies Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • OSTOMY PRODUCTS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Ostomy Products Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Ostomy Products 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Home Care Market for Ostomy Products Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Market Analysis
    • PRESSURE RELIEF PRODUCTS
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Pressure Relief Products Available in the United States 2004 Manufacturer Product
        • Table The U.S. Market for Pressure Relief Products 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION (TENS) UNITS
      • Products
        • Table Selected TENS Units Available in the United States 2004 Manufacturer Product Description
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for TENS Units 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • GENERAL SUPPLIES
      • Products
        • Table Selected General Home Care Supplies Available in the United States 2004
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for General Home Care Supplies 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Miscellaneous Medical Equipment and Supplies 1999–2009
        • Table Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table U.S. Home Care Market for Miscellaneous Home Medical Equipment and General Supplies Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
  • Market Summary
    • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
      • Table Leading Manufacturers and Segments of Participation
    • MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
      • Table Overall U.S. Home Care Market Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share 2004
      • Table The U.S. Market for Home Care Products 1999–2009
      • Table MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    • INFUSION PRODUCTS
    • KIDNEY DIALYSIS PRODUCTS
    • RESPIRATORY THERAPY PRODUCTS
    • MONITORS
    • DEFIBRILLATORS
    • MISCELLANEOUS HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
  • Issues and Trends
    • DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
    • RETAIL DISTRIBUTION
    • COST CONTAINMENT ISSUES
  • Company Profiles
    • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Abbott Laboratories Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategy and Analysis
    • BAXTER INTERNATIONAL
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Baxter International Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • DEL MAR REYNOLDS
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • GAMBRO AB
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Gambro AB Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategy and Analysis
    • INVACARE CORPORATION
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Invacare Corporation Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • MATRIA HEALTHCARE
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Matria Healthcare Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • RESPIRONICS, INC.
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Respironics Incorporated Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table B. Braun Medical Incorporated Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NORTH AMERICA
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Fresenius Medical Care Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • GRAHAM-FIELD HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC.
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Kimberly-Clark Corporation Financials 1999-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis
    • PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NORTH AMERICA
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
        • Table Phillips Medical Systems Financials 2002-2004
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategy and Analysis
    • SUNRISE MEDICAL, INC.
      • History and Lines of Business
      • Financial Information
      • Existing Home Care Products
      • Research and Development
      • Corporate Strategies and Analysis

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