South & Central America Hospital Gowns Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Type (Surgical Gowns, Non-Surgical Gowns and Patient Gowns); Risk Type (Minimal, Low, Moderate, and High); and Usability (Disposable and Reusable), and Country
The South & Central America hospital gowns market is expected to reach US$ 121.74 million by 2027 from US$ 77.14 million in 2019. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% during 2020–2027. The growth of the hospital gowns market is attributed to the increasing number of surgeries, and initiatives to support the health protection of patients from hospital acquire infections in South & Central America. Additionally, development in healthcare industry and innovation in hospital gown designs are likely to fuel the growth of the hospital gowns market during the forecast period. However, factors such as adoption of robotic surgeries are likely to restrain the growth of the market.
Hospital gowns are long piece of clothing worn by patients and healthcare professionals in the medical facility to prevent the spread of infection. There are two types of hospital gowns: disposable and reusable. Disposable hospital gowns are made of paper, plastic, and other disposable material. The reusable gowns are made of fabric, which can bear hot water laundering and other sterilization procedures.
Conditions such as rise in diabetic cases and lifestyle changes are leading to an increase number of cardiovascular surgeries, and general surgeries in South & Central America. For instance, as per International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas 9th Edition, in 2019, ~31.6 million adults aged between 20 and 79 years were having diabetes in South & Central America, outlining a regional prevalence of 9.4%. Moreover, 41.9% of diabetes cases in the region are undiagnosed. The incidence of cardiovascular diseases has increased in South & Central America countries since last 25 years. For instance, according to an article in Pubmed, crude stroke prevalence rates ranging from 1.74 to 6.51 per 1000 with an annual incidence rates from 0.35 to 1.83 per 1000. Hospital-based stroke admission reported a high frequency of intracranial hemorrhages, which accounted for 26%–46% of all strokes. Along with cardiovascular surgeries cases, number of general surgeries is also increasing, which is expected to fuel the growth of the hospital gowns market during the forecast period.
Moreover, breast cancer is the highest incident cancer among females. For instance, Latin America has about 115,000 new cases of breast cancer every year, with about 50,000 arising cases in Brazil. Breast surgeries are among the most common procedures in surgeries performed in the country. The number of surgical procedures is increasing; hence, the need for hospital gowns has increased. Staggering prevalence of chronic conditions and rising surgical procedures are likely to generate the demand for hospital gowns during the forecast period.
As Brazil and Argentina have registered many COVID-19 positive cases, these regions are developing in terms of the medical industry. The countries in South and Central America are highly dependent on medical devices and pharmaceutical products. The initial phase of lockdown in various countries has affected the supply of many instruments in these regions. Although, various US-based companies have their manufacturing units in the South and Central America, the lockdown has affected the supply chain of various companies in these regions.
The surgical gowns segment held the largest share of the market in 2019, and is anticipated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is attributed to the growing number of surgeries, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and growing focus on prevention of hospital associated infections. Additionally, continuous innovation by surgical gown manufacturers is further accelerating the growth of the market.
The World Health Organization (WHO), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Bank, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are among the major secondary sources associated with the South & Central America hospital gowns market report.
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