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The Market for Home Care Products, 7th Edition (Wheelchairs, Oxygen Products, Disposable Infusion Pumps, Home Ventilators, Incontinence Supplies, Defibrillators and Other Products)


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This report, The Market for Home Care Products, 7th. Edition covers the market for products specially designed to assist with regular tasks of daily living.  Growth in the ambulatory aids market continues to be driven by several key trends including the aging U.S. population, new product introductions and relatively generous government reimbursement programs, despite recent modifications. As part of its market analysis, this report includes the following information:

  • Current U.S. Market Size Estimates and Forecasts to 2016
  • Market Forecast to 2016
  • Breakouts of Market by Product Type
  • Disease Demographics of Relevance to Home Care Product Usage
  • Market Share of Key Competitors by Device Category
  • Discussion of Competitive Bidding and Healthcare Reform
  • Other Issues and Trends Affecting the Industry
  • Profiles of Key Competitors

Home medical equipment such as mobility aids and bathroom safety supplies, for example, addresses the needs of individuals requiring assistance with activities of daily living. For administering certain drugs, particularly anti-infectives and nutritional products, infusion therapy allows individuals to receive care in their own homes, for greater quality of life as well as considerably lower expense than inpatient treatment. Oxygen therapy equipment assists individuals with breathing difficulties resulting from severe lung diseases. Defibrillators may be used on an emergency basis to re-start the hearts of patients with cardiovascular impairments. Miscellaneous medical equipment may be used to manage chronic conditions including incontinence and stomas, while general supplies support other home care segments.    Segments in this report include:

  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Scooters
  • Bathroom Safety Supplies
  • Home Care Beds
  • Wheelchairs, Manual
  • Wheelchairs, Powered
  • Miscellaneous Patient Aids
  • Infusion Products
  • Oxygen Concentrators
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Ventilators
  • Incontinence Supplies
  • Defibrillators
  • Ostomy Products
  • General Supplies

In addition to personal homes, this report covers sales of items used in nursing homes, assisted living centers and other residential areas.  A broad range of companies compete within the U.S. market for home care products. Most are small, privately-held companies that are active within only one or two segments. Many of these companies have long histories supplying a relatively specialized range of home care products. Although a few have international businesses, most operate exclusively in the United States.

Companies profiled in this report include:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Arjohuntleigh
  • Baxter International
  • Covidien
  • Devilbiss Healthcare
  • Drive Medical
  • Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
  • Hard Manufacturing Co.
  • Hollister
  • Invacare
  • Joerns Healthcare
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Philips/Respironics
  • Sunrise Medical, Inc.

The following trends directly affect his industry and are covered in this report:

  • Health Care Reform
  • Cost Containment Issues
  • Competitive Bidding
  • Improper Payments
  • Professional Services
  • Demographic Trends
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Delivery Channels
  • Technological Advances

Information for this report was gathered from a wide variety of published sources including company reports, catalogs, materials and public filings; government documents; trade journals; newspapers and business press; analysts’ reports and other sources. Interviews with company representatives were conducted to capture the perspectives from industry participants’ point of view and assess trends, and form the basis of the forecasting and competitive analysis.


  • Executive Summary
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THEMARKET
      • Table The U.S. Market for Home Care Products, 2009-2016
    • 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
      • Intestinal and Urological Disorders
      • Neonatal Conditions
      • Respiratory Problems
    • PREVALENCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table Historical and Projected Population (in millions) of the United States by Older Age Group, 2009-2016
      • Table Number of U.S. Patients Utilizing Home Care Products, 2011
    • INDUSTRY DRIVERS AND CONTRAINTS
  • Home Medical Equipment
    • PRODUCT CLASSIFICATIONS
    • AMBULATORY AIDS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Ambulatory Aids Available in the United States by Product Category, 2011
      • Canes and Walking Sticks
      • Walkers
      • Crutches
      • Scooters
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
        • Table The U.S. Market for Ambulatory Aids by Type, 2009-2016
        • Table The U.S. Market for Canes and Walking Sticks, 2009-2016
        • Table The U.S. Market for Walkers, 2009-2016
        • Table The U.S. Market for Crutches, 2009-2016
        • Table The U.S. Market for Scooters, 2009-2016
    • BATHROOM SAFETY SUPPLIES
      • Products
        • Table Selected Bathroom Safety Supplies Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Bathroom Safety Supplies, 2009-2016
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • HOME CARE BEDS
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Home Care Beds Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Care Beds, 2009-2016
    • WHEELCHAIRS
      • Products
        • Table Examples of Wheelchairs Available in the U.S., by Type of Wheelchair, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Wheelchairs by Type, 2009-2016
        • Table The U.S. Market for Manual Wheelchairs, 2009-2016
        • Table The U.S. Market for Power Wheelchairs, 2009-2016
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • MISCELLANEOUS PATIENT AIDS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Miscellaneous Patient Aids Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Miscellaneous Patient Aids, 2009-2016
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Medical Equipment by Type, 2009-2016
      • Competitor Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Share of the U.S. Home Care Market for Home Medical Equipment, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
  • Oxygen Therapy Equipment
    • OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Oxygen Concentrators Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Oxygen Concentrators, 2009-2016
      • Competitive Analysis
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share U.S. Market for Oxygen Concentrators, 2011
    • OXYGEN SYSTEMS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Oxygen Systems Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Oxygen Systems, 2009-2016
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share U.S. Market for Oxygen Systems, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • VENTILATORS
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Ventilators Available in the United States, 2011
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Ventilators, 2009-2016
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share U.S. Market for Home Ventilators, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Oxygen Therapy Equipment, 2009-2016
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share U.S. Market for Oxygen Products, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
  • Infusion Products
    • PRODUCT CLASSIFICATIONS
    • AMBULATORY PUMPS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Ambulatory Infusion Pumps Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Ambulatory Infusion Pumps, 2009-2016
      • Competitor Analysis
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Shares of the U.S. Market for Ambulatory Infusion Pumps, 2011
    • DISPOSABLE PUMPS
      • Products
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Selected Disposable Infusion Pumps Available in the United States, 2011
        • Table The U.S. Market for Disposable Infusion Pumps, 2009-2016
      • Competitor Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Shares of the U.S. Market for Disposable Infusion Pumps, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Infusion Therapy by Type, 2009-2016
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
  • Miscellaneous Medical Equipment and General Supplies
    • DEFIBRILLATORS
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Defibrillators, 2009-2016
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Revenues and Market Share, U.S. Market for Home Defibrillators, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES
      • Products
        • Table Selected Incontinence Supplies Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Incontinence Supplies, 2009-2016
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Share of the U.S. Home Care Market for Incontinence Supplies, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • OSTOMY PRODUCTS
      • Products
        • Table Selected Ostomy Products Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Ostomy Products, 2009-2016
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Share of the U.S. Home Care Market for Ostomy Products, 2011
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • GENERAL SUPPLIES
      • Products
        • Table Selected General Home Care Supplies Available in the United States, 2011
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for General Home Care Supplies, 2009-2016
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
    • THE TOTAL MARKET
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Miscellaneous Medical Equipment and Supplies, 2009-2016
      • Market Analysis and New Product Development
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Share of the U.S. Home Care Market for Miscellaneous Home Medical Equipment and General Supplies, 2011
  • Issues and Trends
    • HEALHCARE REFORM
    • COST CONTAINMENT ISSUES
    • COMPETITIVE BIDDING
      • Table CMS Competitive Bidding Areas
    • IMPROPER PAYMENTS
    • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    • DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
      • Table Disability Prevalence by Age
    • LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE
      • DELIVERY CHANNELS
      • TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
        • Table Technology Advances by Home Health Care Market Segment, 2011
  • Market Summary
    • TOTAL MARKET SIZE FOR HOMECARE PRODUCTS
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table The U.S. Market for Home Care Products, 2009-2016
      • Market Analysis
    • HOMEMEDICAL EQUIPMENT
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • OXYGEN THERAPY PRODUCTS
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • INFUSION PRODUCTS
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
    • MISCELLANEOUS HOMEMEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
      • Market Size and Forecast
      • Market Analysis
      • MAJOR COMPETITORS' SALES BYMARKET SEGMENT
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Home Care Products, 2011
      • Total Market Competitive Analysis
        • Table Leading Suppliers' Share of the Overall U.S. Home Care Market, 2011
  • Company Profiles
    • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
      • Table Financial Information
    • ARJOHUNTLEIGH
      • Table Financial Information
    • BAXTER INTERNATIONAL
      • Table Financial Information
    • COVIDIEN
      • Table Financial Information
    • DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE
    • DRIVE MEDICAL
    • GRAHAM-FIELD HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC.
    • HARD MANUFACTURING CO.
    • HOLLISTER
    • INVACARE
      • Table Financial Information
    • JOERNS HEALTHCARE
    • KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION
      • Table Financial Information
    • MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    • PHILIPS/RESPIRONICS
      • Table Financial Information
    • SUNRISE MEDICAL, INC.

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