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Home Medical Equipment - Global Outlook

  • ID: 1089890
  • Report
  • January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 105 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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The global outlook series on the Home Medical Equipment Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 8 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, and highlights latest trends and demand drivers. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (Germany, Russia, Belgium and Finland) and Rest of World (India and Brazil).

The report offers a compilation of recent product launches, mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 479 companies worldwide.

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Overview 1
Table 1: World Current & Future Analysis for Home Medical
Equipment by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 2

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Home Medical Equipment
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2011 & 2015 3

Table 3: World Home Self Diagnostic Equipment Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Diabetic Monitors,
Blood pressure monitors, Multi-parameter diagnostic monitors,
Sleep Apnea Monitors, Holter monitors, and Others 3
Growth Drivers in the Global Home Medical Equipment Industry 4
Major Regional Markets to Witness Rapid Growth 4
Developing Nations Forecast to Spur Market Growth in the Long
Term 4
Aging Population - Major Factor Impacting Current and Future
Demand 5
Table 4: Percentage of Population aged 65+ of total
Population for 2005, and 2010 for North America, Europe, Asia
and Oceania 5
Qualities Home Healthcare Equipments Need to Possess In-order
to be Successful 5
Ease of Use - an Important Requirement for all Home Medical
Equipments 5
Personalized Products on the Roll 6
The Advent of Sophisticated Technologies 6
Challenges Associated with Use of Home Medical Equipment 6
Dominance of Home Healthcare Agencies to Wane 6
A Peek into the Home Healthcare Industry 7
An Aerial View of the Homecare Industry 7
Home Healthcare Industry - The Fastest Growing Sector 7
The Changing Landscape of the Home Healthcare Industry 7
Popularity of ‘Alternate Site Care' Brings Home Healthcare
into the Spotlight 8
Budding Consumerism - A Boon for the Home Healthcare Market 8
Convenience Drives the Shift in the Distribution Mix 8
Mobility and Bathroom Safety Aids Lead the Home Healthcare
Market 9
Assisted Living Services Gain Momentum the World Over 9
Personalized Products on the Roll in the Homecare Sector 9
Mobile Products: Emphasis on Improved Mobility 10

Home Medical Equipment - Definition 11
Medical Devices Referred to as Home Medical Equipment 11
Analysis by Product Segment 11
Ambulatory and Bathroom Aids 11
Patient-Friendly Products to Drive Market Growth 12
Sleep Apnea Monitoring Equipment 12
Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments 12
Rising Significance of Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring 13
Home Hemodialysis Equipment 14
Home Telemetry Devices 14
Home Respiratory Systems 14
Home Mobility Equipment 14
Power Wheelchair Market in Asia and US 15
Customers Demand Safer Home Mobility Technologies 15
Emerging Niches in Wheelchairs Market 15
Blood Glucose Monitors 16
Rising Awareness of Diabetes 16
Portable Glucose Meters Fast Replacing Conventional Testing
Methods 16
Qualities of an Ideal Home Glucometer 17
Self- Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG): Remains a Viable
Option 17
Table 5: World Blood Glucose Monitoring Equipment (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Shares for Leading Players -
Roche, Lifescan, Abbott laboratories, and Bayer 18

Table 6: Patent Applications Filed Worldwide for
Glucometers: Breakdown of Number of Patents Filed by
Country/ Organization As of the Year 2010 18






Home Healthcare Market - An Overview 37
Market Outlook 37
Analysis of Select Segments 38
Home Mobility Devices to Remain Popular 38
The United States - Largest Market for Wheelchairs 38
North American Powered Wheelchair Market - Impact of
Reimbursement Levels 38
Trends in the Market 39
Wheelchairs 39
Demand for Home Peritoneal Dialysis Devices and IV Pumps to
Increase 39
Patient Monitors 39
Trend Biased Towards Small Monitors 40
Home Blood Pressure Monitors for Diabetics? 40
Support Surface and Specialty Bed Market for Wound Management 40
Nebulizer Market Grows 40
Home Alert Systems to Become Niche Product Segment 41
Sales of Home Dialysis Equipment Set to Increase 41
Market Challenges and Regulatory Environment 41
Competitive Bidding Program 42
36-Month Oxygen Reimbursement Cap 43
Insurance Policies Covering Durable Medical Equipment 43
Competitive Scenario 43
Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices 43
Home Respiratory Market 44

2. CANADA 44
Home Medical Equipment Industry - A Profile 44

3. JAPAN 45
Home Medical Equipment Market - A Perspective 45
Japanese Home Healthcare Industry - A Review 45
Wheelchairs Market 45
Home Measurement of High Blood Pressure 46

4. EUROPE 47
European Home Medical Equipment Market 47
Table 7: European Current & Future Analysis for Home Medical
Equipment by Geographic Region -France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2015 48

Table 8: European 5-Year Perspective for Home Medical
Equipment by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest
of Europe Markets for Years 2011 & 2015 49

4a. GERMANY 50
German Home Healthcare Industry - A Profile 50
Key Market Drivers 50

4b. RUSSIA 51
A Peek into the Russian Home Medical Equipment Market 51

4c. BELGIUM 52
Belgian Home Medical Equipment Market - A Profile 52
Distribution Channels and Practices 52

4d. FINLAND 52
Market Affected Due to Reduced Spending 52


5a. INDIA 53
Overview 53
Indian Market -Fast Facts 53
Indian Glucometer Market Flourishes Due to Large Number of
Diabetic Patients 53

5b. BRAZIL 54
Increasing Demand for Home Medical Equipment54

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With the advent of affordable and advanced medical equipment that can be used at home, the global healthcare industry in recent years has witnessed a revolutionary transformation. Devices, such as, such as blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, sleep apnea monitors, heart rate monitors, hemodialysis equipment, and home respiratory systems, among others, are not only assisting patients in avoiding expensive and inconvenient visits to the doctor, but are also helping customers to keep a check on several vital aspects of their health right in their homes. With aging population increasing in both developed as well as developing countries and the incidence of chronic disabilities rising among people of various age groups, the need for such medical equipment is more than before resulting in strong demand for such support devices. Further, the trend of growing preference for homecare is also making a majority of such equipment a must-have among many ‘at-home’ patients.

In the upcoming years, product features critical for commercial success in the marketplace will include high accuracy and reliability, easy of use, secure and easy connectivity, long battery life, small form factors, and wide voltage range compatibility. To make their products more appealing to a large group of consumers and further expand their presence in the market, equipment makers are now focusing on providing tailor made products to suit the requirements of individual customers. Companies are also expanding their product portfolios to include intelligent product solutions that display not only test results but also enables automatic logging and transmission of results to medical professionals through the Internet.

North America, Asia, and Europe represent key markets in the world home medical equipment industry, with North America accounting for a major share. In the future, however, demand is expected to emanate from developing nations in Latin America and Asia, where rising health care costs and aging population characterize the market.

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