Patient Handling Equipment Market Size By Product (Wheelchairs and Scooters, Medical Beds, Bathroom Safety Supplies, Mechanical and Transfer Equipment, Ambulatory Aids), By Application (Acute and Critical Care, Long Term Care, Mobility Assistance, Fall Prevention), By End-Use (Hospitals, Home Care Settings, Elderly Care Facilities) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Poland, China, Japan, India, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt), Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 - 2024
Patient Handling Equipment Market will exceed USD 23 billion by 2024; as per a new research report.
Increasing burden of disabled population will escalate demand for patient handling equipment. According to World Health Organization (WHO), about 15% of the world population lives with some form of disabilities. Disabled people require patient handling equipment for their activities of daily living. Increasing number of disabled people will drive industry growth during the forecast period.
Rising geriatric population will drive patient handling equipment market growth in upcoming years. Elderly people are more prone to injuries due to falling as their frailty level is high. Aging population coupled with increasing incidence of injury due to falling will drive the need for patient handling equipment, thereby fostering industry growth.
Medical beds segment accounted for largest revenue of USD 2,961.1 million in 2017. Availability of wide range of medical beds for different application such as labor management, treating patients suffering from dementia are major factors for its growth. Improved design to provide maximum comfort to patients will favor segmental growth in the future.
Mobility assistance segment contributed to largest revenue of USD 3,123.8 million in 2017 owing to rising prevalence of obesity. According to World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.9 billion adults were overweight in 2016. Increasing burden of obesity will escalate demand for patient handling equipment that assist in mobility of patients in healthcare centers, thus propelling segmental growth.
Hospitals segment accounted for largest revenue of USD 5,119.7 million in 2017. High growth rate is attributable to presence of technologically advanced patient handling equipment. Availability of well-trained and skilled healthcare personnel offering care to geriatric and disabled patients will support segmental growth during the projected timeframe.
Germany dominated European region with market share of 22.2% during 2017. High growth rate is attributable to rising number of disabled people. According to German Federal Statistical Office, in 2017, around 7.8 million German people were living with severe disabilities. Growing burden of disabled people across the projected timeframe will favor regional growth in the future.
Japan dominated Asia Pacific region with market share of 38.5% in 2017, owing to increasing burden of geriatric population. As per Internal Affairs Ministry survey, about 2.06 million people in Japan aged above 90 years and approximately 11.9% people aged above 60 years. Large number of geriatric populaces will lead to increased demand for patient handling equipment, favoring regional growth in the forecast timeline.
Prominent industries involved in patient handling equipment market are Besco Medical Co., Ltd, Getinge AB, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Malvestio S.P.A., Medline Industries, Inc., Paramount Bed Co., Ltd., Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. and Stryker. These prominent business players focus on strategies such as mergers, new product launch and acquisitions to strengthen market position. For instance, in July 2015, Stryker announced acquisition of Muka Metal, A.S., a developer of medical beds, stretcher and other equipment. This acquisition will enable the company to expand its geographic outreach and broaden its product portfolio for long-term growth in future.
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