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The World Market for Medical Beds

The medical beds industry remains diverse and highly competitive. The growing demand for highly functional and less expensive products is paramount in the market. This Kalorama Information report, The World Market for Medical Beds provides those watching the medical device markets with an overview of the medical beds industry and the trends driving growth.

Medical beds include all hospital types of beds including mattresses and overlays. Included in the report are statistics influencing the industry, incidence of diseases worldwide, demographics; life expectancy, and company strategies. Information is presented as a global. market, with an emphasis on the United States market.

Kalorama's report is the result of rigorous secondary and primary research into the medical bed industry. Senior executives at key companies were interviewed. The report contains 32 market segments, analyzing the market for beds by type of bed, mechanism, setting used and region.

A market summary includes a total market analysis segmented as follows:

Types of Beds:

  • Regular
  • Birthing
  • Pediatric
  • Bariatric
  • Other
Power Type:
  • Electric,
  • Semi-Electric,
  • Manual
Regional Medical Bed Markets:
  • US Hospital Beds
  • US Long Term Care Beds
  • US Home Care Beds
  • Europe Hospital Beds
  • Europe Long Term Care Beds
  • Europe Home Care Beds
  • Japan Hospital Beds
  • Japan Long Term Care Beds
  • Japan Home Care Beds
  • Asia All Medical Beds
  • Asia Hospital Bed
  • Asia Long Term Care Beds
  • Asia Home Care Beds
  • Rest of World Hospital Beds
  • Rest of World Long Term Care Beds
  • Rest of World Home Care Beds

There are several primary issues and trends affecting the medical beds market. Demographics, disease prevalence, and increasing life expectancy will continue to fuel growth in the future. New developments will also positively influence growth. Some of these issues are discussed in this study. Issues and trends explored in this study include:
  • World Demographics, Age of Population and Life Expectancy and Effects on Bed Purchases
  • Increasing Incidence of Disease
  • Results of Recent Acquisitions
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Bed Safety and Safety Rail Issues
  • Insurance and Reimbursement
  • The Impact of the Competitive Bidding Program
The report includes a complete market share and competitive analysis. Several leading market participants are discussed in this report including:
  • ArjoHuntleigh
  • BaKare
  • Gendron, Inc.
  • Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
  • Hard Manufacturing Co
  • Hebei Baiyang Bed Industry Manufactory
  • Hill-Rom
  • Invacare Corporation
  • Joerns Healthcare
  • Linet Group SE
  • MC Healthcare Products
  • Medline Industries
  • NOA Medical Industries
  • Paramount Bed Co
  • Savion Industries
  • Stryker Medical
  • Sunrise Medical
  • Tempur Pedic International, Inc.
  • Zhangjiagang Medycon Machinery Co Ltd..
The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information. For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with more than 10 key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Additional interviews were completed with relevant company representatives including marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.

All market data pertains to the world market at the manufacturers’ level. Revenues represent both sales of medical beds and mattresses and overlays and rentals of medical beds, mattresses and overlays. The base year for data was 2011. Historical data was provided for the years 2010 and 2012, with forecast data provided for 2013 through 2018. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for the 2010-2012 and 2013-2018 periods for each region and/or segment covered. Competitive analysis is provided for the year 2011. The forecasted market analysis for 2013-2018 was largely based on demographic trends, new developments, company performance trends, merger and acquisitions, and national expansion.


  • Executive Summary
    • INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table Global Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
    • KEY ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING THE MARKET
    • LEADINGMARKET PARTICIPANTS
  • Industry Overview
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MEDICAL BEDS
      • Regular Beds
      • ICU Beds
      • Pediatric Beds
      • Bariatric Beds
      • Respiratory Beds
      • Birthing Beds
      • Home Care Beds
    • DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table Estimated World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2012
      • Life Expectancy
        • Table Average Life Expectancy in Years by Country 1980 and 2012
      • Chronic Disease Impact
        • Table Selected Disease Statistics, Worldwide, as of July 2012
    • DISEASE AND AN AGING POPULATION
      • Table Elderly Support Ratio in Selected Countries (2050) (Note: Ratio is Number of 15 to 64 year olds for every 65+ year old.)
      • Hospitalization
        • Table Number and Average Length of Stay for Discharges from Short-Stay Hospitals, by Age, and Sex: United States, 2010
        • Table United States Hospital Statistics, 2012
      • European Hospital Statistics
        • Table Largest Acute Care Hospitals in Europe (ranked by number of patient beds)
    • BED SAFETY AND SAFETY RAIL ISSUES
    • INSURANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES
      • Medicare
        • Table Health Insurance Trends in the United States, Estimated 2007 (millions)
      • Healthcare Reform
      • Reimbursement
    • COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM
  • Leading Market Participants
    • SUMMARY
    • ARJOHUNTLEIGH
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of ArjoHuntleigh
      • Performance Review
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
    • BAKARE
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of BaKare
      • Key Acquisitions, Alliances, and Partnerships
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • GENDRON INC
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Gendron, Inc
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • GRAHAM FIELD HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • HARD MANUFACTURING CO
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Hard Manufacturing Co
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • HEBEI BAIYANG BED INDUSTRY MANUFACTORY
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Hebei Baiyang Bed Industry Manufactory
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
    • HILL-ROM
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Hill-Rom
      • Performance Review
      • Key Acquisitions, Alliances, and Partnerships
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • INVACARE CORPORATION
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Invacare Corporation
      • Performance Review
      • Key Acquisitions, Alliances, and Partnerships
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • JOERNS HEALTHCARE
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Joerns Healthcare
      • Products and Services
      • Acquisitions
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • LINET GROUP SE
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Linet Group SE
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
    • MCHEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of MC Healthcare Products
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
    • MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Medline Industries
      • Key Acquisitions, Alliances, and Partnerships
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • NOAMEDICAL INDUSTRIES
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of NOA Medical Industries
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
    • PARAMOUNT BED COMPANY LTD
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Paramount Bed Co
      • Performance Review
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • SAVION INDUSTRIES LTD.
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Savion Industries
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • STRYKER MEDICAL
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Stryker Medical
      • Performance Review
      • Key Acquisitions, Alliances, and Partnerships
      • Products and Service
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • SUNRISE MEDICAL
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Sunrise Medical
      • Key Acquisitions, Alliances, and Partnerships
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • TEMPUR PEDIC INTERNATIONAL, INC
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Tempur Pedic International, Inc.
      • Performance Review
      • Key Acquisitions, Alliances, and Partnerships
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
    • ZHANGJIAGANG MEDYCON MACHINERY CO, LTD
      • Company Overview
        • Table Corporate Details of Zhangjiagang Medycon Machinery Co Ltd.
      • Products and Services
      • Growth Strategy
      • Locations
  • Market Trends and Summary
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Global Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
      • Market Revenues by Product Type
        • Table Global Medical Beds by Type Revenues and Percent of Market 2013 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
        • Table Global Medical Beds by Type Revenues and Percent of Market 2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Global Medical Beds Revenues by Category Type
        • Table Global Medical Bed Market by Category Type (Electric, Semi-Electric or Manual) 2011-2018 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
      • Global Medical Beds by Healthcare Setting
        • Table Global Hospital Medical Beds Market 2011-2018
        • Table Global Long-Term Care Medical Beds Market, 2011-2018
        • Table Global Homecare Medical Beds Market, 2011-2018
      • Global Medical Beds Market Analysis by Region
        • Table Global Medical Beds Market Revenues by Region 2013 ($millions)
        • Table Global Medical Beds Market Revenues by Region 2018 ($millions)
        • Table US Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table US Hospital Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table US Long-term Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table US Home Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Europe Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Europe Hospital Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Europe Long-term Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Europe Home Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Japan Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Japan Hospital Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Japan Long-term Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Japan Home Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Rest of World Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Rest of World Hospital Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Rest of World Long-term Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
        • Table Rest of World Home Care Medical Beds Market Analysis, 2011-2018
    • Europe
      • Table Global Medical Beds Market Revenues by Select European Countries 2013 ($millions)
      • Table Global Medical Beds Market Revenues by Select European Countries 2018 ($millions)
    • Rest of World
      • Table Global Medical Beds Market Revenues by Select Rest of World Countries 2013 ($millions)
      • Table Global Medical Beds Market Revenues by Select Rest of World Countries 2018 ($millions)
    • Competitive Analysis
      • Table Estimated Global Medical Beds Manufacturer Market Share 2013
  • Industry Developments and Technologies
    • OVERVIEW
      • Therapeutic Systems
      • Smart Systems
      • Ergonomic Systems
      • Bariatric Systems
  • Conclusions
  • List of Companies

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