World Home Medical Equipment

World demand to rise 7% annually through 2016

World demand for home medical equipment is forecast to rise 7.0 percent yearly to $28 billion in 2016. The United States will remain the largest market globally based on its extensive network of home health care providers, high health care spending intensity, widespread insurance coverage for the treatment and management of chronic diseases, and shifting patient care strategies toward home settings. The BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) will be among the fastest growing worldwide markets for home medical equipment as greater economic prosperity boosts the level of third-party and direct consumer payments applied to health care. In these countries, home health care activity will rise rapidly due to cost saving advantages and ongoing shortages in the availability and accessibility of professional medical providers.

Home medical equipment markets in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and other developed countries will provide demand for a complete range of therapeutic, support, and monitoring products with per capita sales levels of all three groups staying comparatively high. However, overall growth in most of these markets will decelerate and will remain below the average worldwide pace as national health insurance plans impose tighter controls on benefit coverage and product reimbursement rates. By contrast, home medical equipment demand in the vast majority of developing countries will increase well above the global average as health care markets expand with improving economic growth. Less favorably, affluent residents covered by private health insurance or able to afford direct payments will account for most sales in these countries.

Home therapeutic equipment to offer best opportunities

On balance, worldwide consumption patterns for various types of home medical equipment will follow evolving demographic and epidemiological trends. A heightened prevalence of chronic conditions, especially respiratory disorders, kidney failure and cancer, will boost global demand for home therapeutic equipment 7.5 percent annually to $17.3 billion in 2016. Portable oxygen concentrators for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), continuous positive airway products (CPAP) for managing obstructive sleep apnea, and ventilators and accessories for alleviating severe breathing impairments will account for the fastest sales growth among home respiratory therapy equipment.

Advances in the ease of use and convenience features of dialysate machines, coupled with a greater number of patients with end-stage kidney failure, will create fast rising worldwide demand for home dialysis products. The global home IV equipment market will see strong upward momentum as shorter hospital stays and tighter controls on outpatient visits lead to a greater number of cancer and other chronic care patients to receive parenteral nutritional and other therapies at home.

World demand for home patient support equipment is forecast to increase 5.5 percent annually to $5.7 billion in 2016. Mobility assist products will continue to dominate sales as fast growth in the elderly population will create opportunities for wheelchairs, walkers, and other products that help orthopedically impaired individuals maintain independent lifestyles. Home medical furniture and bathroom safety products will also fare well in the global marketplace as patient care strategies in most developed and some developing countries shift toward the greater use of home settings.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $20 billion world home medical equipment industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (e.g., home therapeutic equipment, home patient support equipment, home patient monitoring equipment), world region and for 15 major countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 28 industry players such as Baxter International, Becton Dickinson, and ConvaTec.

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  1. World Home Medical Equipment

    $6,300.00

    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $137.00

      1. Table | WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

    2. 2 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,201.00

      1. 2.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

      2. 2.2 World Macroeconomic Environment

        $316.00

        1. 2.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $87.00

        2. 2.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $215.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 2.3 World Demographic Patterns

        $272.00

        1. 2.3.1 Total Population

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million)

        2. 2.3.2 Age Distribution

          $186.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION 50 YEARS & OLDER BY REGION (million)

          2. Table | WORLD POPULATION 65 YEARS & OLDER BY REGION (million)

      4. 2.4 World Health Care Trends

        $490.00

        1. 2.4.1 Health Expenditures

          $164.00

          1. Table | WORLD HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)

        2. 2.4.2 Hospital Beds

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOSPITAL BEDS BY REGION (thousand)

        3. 2.4.3 Physicians

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD PHYSICIANS BY REGION (thousand)

        4. 2.4.4 Patient Activity

          $186.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS BY REGION (million)

          2. Table | WORLD SURGICAL PROCEDURES BY REGION (million)

          3. Table | WORLD OUTPATIENT EPISODES BY REGION (million)

      5. 2.5 Regulatory Considerations

        $82.00

    3. 3 PRODUCT OVERVIEW

      $5,184.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Home Medical Equipment Demand by Region

        $134.00

        1. Table | WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Home Medical Equipment Demand by Product Group

        $100.00

        1. Table | WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP (million dollars)

      4. 3.4 Home Therapeutic Equipment

        $2,639.00

        1. 3.4.1 World Demand by Region

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 3.4.2 World Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 3.4.3 Home Respiratory Therapy Equipment

          $1,091.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | WORLD HOME OXYGEN DELIVERY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          4. Table | WORLD HOME OXYGEN DELIVERY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          5. Table | WORLD HOME CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          6. Table | WORLD HOME CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          7. Table | WORLD OTHER HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          8. Table | WORLD OTHER HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        4. 3.4.4 Home Dialysis Products

          $392.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME DIALYSIS PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD HOME DIALYSIS PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        5. 3.4.5 Home IV Equipment

          $722.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME IV EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD HOME IV EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        6. 3.4.6 Other Home Therapeutic Equipment

          $315.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD OTHER HOME THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      5. 3.5 Home Patient Support Equipment

        $1,357.00

        1. 3.5.1 World Demand by Region

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 3.5.2 World Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME PATIENT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 3.5.3 Mobility Assist Equipment

          $715.00

          1. Table | WORLD MOBILITY ASSIST EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD MOBILITY ASSIST EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        4. 3.5.4 Home Medical Furniture

          $360.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME MEDICAL FURNITURE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD HOME MEDICAL FURNITURE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        5. 3.5.5 Bathroom Safety Equipment

          $186.00

          1. Table | WORLD BATHROOM SAFETY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD BATHROOM SAFETY EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      6. 3.6 Home Patient Monitoring Equipment

        $924.00

        1. 3.6.1 World Demand by Region

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 3.6.2 World Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 3.6.3 Blood Glucose Monitors

          $88.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITOR DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        4. 3.6.4 Blood Pressure Monitors

          $125.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOME BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        5. 3.6.5 Other Home Patient Monitoring Equipment

          $594.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD OTHER HOME PATIENT MONITORING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

    4. 4 NORTH AMERICA

      $797.00

      1. 4.1 North America: Market Environment

        $108.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

      2. 4.2 North America: Home Medical Equipment Demand

        $85.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 United States

        $211.00

        1. 4.3.1 United States: Market Environment

          $126.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 4.3.2 United States: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Canada

        $200.00

        1. 4.4.1 Canada: Market Environment

          $111.00

          1. Table | CANADA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 4.4.2 Canada: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | CANADA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million US dollars)

      5. 4.5 Mexico

        $192.00

        1. 4.5.1 Mexico: Market Environment

          $120.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 4.5.2 Mexico: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

    5. 5 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,735.00

      1. 5.1 Western Europe: Market Environment

        $160.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

      2. 5.2 Western Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 France

        $232.00

        1. 5.3.1 France: Market Environment

          $143.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 5.3.2 France: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Germany

        $232.00

        1. 5.4.1 Germany: Market Environment

          $145.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 5.4.2 Germany: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $87.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Italy

        $249.00

        1. 5.5.1 Italy: Market Environment

          $167.00

          1. Table | ITALY: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 5.5.2 Italy: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | ITALY: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Spain

        $235.00

        1. 5.6.1 Spain: Market Environment

          $157.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 5.6.2 Spain: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 5.7 United Kingdom

        $275.00

        1. 5.7.1 United Kingdom: Market Environment

          $174.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 5.7.2 United Kingdom: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $101.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      8. 5.8 Other Western Europe

        $279.00

        1. 5.8.1 Other Western Europe: Market Environment

          $170.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 5.8.2 Other Western Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 5.8.3 Other Western Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Country

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

    6. 6 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $1,689.00

      1. 6.1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment

        $160.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

      2. 6.2 Asia/Pacific: Home Medical Equipment Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Australia

        $254.00

        1. 6.3.1 Australia: Market Environment

          $176.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 6.3.2 Australia: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million US dollars)

      4. 6.4 China

        $252.00

        1. 6.4.1 China: Market Environment

          $167.00

          1. Table | CHINA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 6.4.2 China: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | CHINA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 India

        $209.00

        1. 6.5.1 India: Market Environment

          $136.00

          1. Table | INDIA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 6.5.2 India: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Japan

        $254.00

        1. 6.6.1 Japan: Market Environment

          $176.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 6.6.2 Japan: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 South Korea

        $228.00

        1. 6.7.1 South Korea: Market Environment

          $156.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 6.7.2 South Korea: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Other Asia/Pacific

        $260.00

        1. 6.8.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment

          $150.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 6.8.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 6.8.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Home Medical Equipment Demand by Country

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

    7. 7 OTHER REGIONS

      $1,581.00

      1. 7.1 Central & South America

        $732.00

        1. 7.1.1 Central & South America: Market Environment

          $160.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 7.1.2 Central & South America: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 7.1.3 Brazil

          $217.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

          2. Table | BRAZIL: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 7.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $268.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Eastern Europe

        $583.00

        1. 7.2.1 Eastern Europe: Market Environment

          $126.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 7.2.2 Eastern Europe: Home Medical Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.3 Russia

          $217.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

          2. Table | RUSSIA: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 7.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $184.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Africa/Mideast

        $267.00

        1. 7.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment

          $155.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: HEALTH CARE INDICATORS

        2. 7.3.2 Home Medical Equipment Demand by Type

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 7.3.3 Home Medical Equipment Demand by Country

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million dollars)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,335.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $137.00

        1. Table | WORLD HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 8.2 Market Share

        $138.00

        1. 8.2.1 Home Therapeutic Equipment

          $82.00

        2. 8.2.2 Home Patient Support Equipment

          $82.00

        3. 8.2.3 Home Patient Monitoring Equipment

          $82.00

      3. 8.3 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      4. 8.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 8.5 Licensing & Related Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 8.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      7. 8.7 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      8. 8.8 Company Profiles

        $4,697.00

        1. 8.8.1 Abbott Laboratories

          $135.00

        2. 8.8.2 ARKRAY Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 8.8.3 Baxter International Incorporated

          $227.00

        4. 8.8.4 Bayer AG

          $190.00

        5. 8.8.5 Becton, Dickinson and Company

          $206.00

        6. 8.8.6 Braun (B.) Melsungen AG

          $136.00

        7. 8.8.7 CareFusion Corporation

          $97.00

        8. 8.8.8 ConvaTec Incorporated

          $134.00

        9. 8.8.9 Cooper Companies Incorporated

          $89.00

        10. 8.8.10 Covidien plc

          $160.00

        11. 8.8.11 DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC

          $132.00

        12. 8.8.12 Fresenius Medical Care AG & Company KGaA

          $186.00

        13. 8.8.13 General Electric Company

          $147.00

        14. 8.8.14 Hill-Rom Holdings Incorporated

          $205.00

        15. 8.8.15 Hospira Incorporated

          $164.00

        16. 8.8.16 Invacare Corporation

          $319.00

        17. 8.8.17 Johnson & Johnson

          $193.00

        18. 8.8.18 Medline Industries Incorporated

          $226.00

        19. 8.8.19 Medtronic Incorporated

          $189.00

        20. 8.8.20 OMRON Corporation

          $94.00

        21. 8.8.21 Permobil AB

          $100.00

        22. 8.8.22 ResMed Corporation

          $219.00

        23. 8.8.23 Roche Holding Limited

          $141.00

        24. 8.8.24 Royal Philips Electronics NV

          $290.00

        25. 8.8.25 Smiths Group plc

          $111.00

        26. 8.8.26 Stryker Corporation

          $136.00

        27. 8.8.27 Sunrise Medical GmbH & Company KG

          $223.00

        28. 8.8.28 Teleflex Incorporated

          $159.00

      9. 8.9 Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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