Medical Apparel & Textiles: United States

This report forecasts US medical apparel and textile demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of medical and laboratory gloves, surgical drapes, surgical gowns, patient gowns, surgical and staff face masks, and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians' offices, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015. Total demand for infection prevention products and services is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, healthcare-associated infections, and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 31-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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