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Ambulance Services - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 1206759
  • Report
  • July 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 665 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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The rapidly spreading pandemic across the globe and increasing COVID-19 infections among the vulnerable age groups are pushing up the pressure on ambulance services. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inadequacies of emergency health response systems worldwide. Even before the pandemic, despite the improvements and technology sophistication achieved in medicine and healthcare, the worrisome global rise in mortality rates due to delayed emergency responses was a major area of concern. The need of the hour is therefore enhancing the quality and efficiency of ambulance services. Higher hospitalization rates among older COVID-19 patients are largely due to co-morbidities which are common in older age groups which pushes up critical care needs. Patient transport from hospitals to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centers will therefore be more frequent and higher. A fallout of the crisis will be immediate increase in government funds for upgrading and expanding healthcare and healthcare response/ support infrastructure. By 2030, countries will be required to increase healthcare spending by an additional 1.5% to 2% of GDP to ensure efficiency and easy access to healthcare. The market, under such a scenario, is projected to reach a revised US$54 billion by the year 2027.

As always, the market even in the post COVID-19 period will continue to be driven by the increasing number of emergency calls by the elderly; national level priority given to emergency patient transport services; improving healthcare infrastructure and improvement in emergency preparedness. Older adults and their vulnerability to ambulatory care sensitive conditions will strengthen the focus on geriatric emergency preparedness. Probability of emergency admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCS) is significantly higher. ACSCs conditions include diabetes, asthma, COPD, pelvic inflammatory disease, gastroenteritis, congestive heart failure, epilepsy, cellulite is and bacterial pneumonia. Health services delivery performance is critical for timely hospitalizations for ACSCs. Also, poor overall quality of primary and community care and case management raises the risk of emergency conditions that require hospital admissions. Other factors which will continue to spur growth in the market include changes in social support systems, rise in road accidents and natural calamities, growing community health awareness, developments in telecommunications and connectivity technologies for smart connected ambulance; aging population and their complex medical needs, legislative changes focusing on providing improved paramedic care and increased private insurance coverage of ambulance expenditure.

Adoption of telemetric and GPS based ambulance fleet management and tracking technologies is expected to increase significantly in the coming years as pressure mounts to improve the quality and reliability of emergency patient transport services. With response rates lower than 10 minutes, ambulance drones are already growing in popularity for their ability to push up patient survival rates by over 80%. The pandemic interestingly has catalyzed this trend. The United States represents the largest market worldwide supported by the strong focus shed on citizen services. Rest of the World comprising Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa will remain key to future growth, led by factors such as growing population and healthcare burden: pressure to improve healthcare emergency response and preparedness; and government policy led development of healthcare infrastructure especially pre-hospital emergency care system. Medical tourism will continue to increase patient transportation needs and will boost demand for non-emergency helicopter ambulance services in developing countries in the post COVID-19 period.

The global analysis and forecast periods covered within the report are 2020-2027 (Current & Future Analysis) and 2012-2019 (Historic Review). Research estimates are provided for 2020, while research projections cover the period 2021-2027.
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COVID-19 Throws the Spotlight on the Importance of Emergency Patient Transport

With the Risk of Hospitalization Rates for Covid-19 Rising with Age, the Increasing Infections Among the Vulnerable Age Groups is Creating a Crunch for Patient Transport Services, Accelerating the Focus on Building Robust & Safe Ambulance Services: COVID-19 Infections & Hospitalization Rates (In %)

Growing Healthcare Burden, a Key Factor Underlying the Importance of Healthcare Preparedness

Rising Healthcare Burden as Evidenced by Increased Spending Steps Up the Urgency of Having a Healthcare System Well Prepped for Handling Emergencies: Global Healthcare Expenditure (In US$ Trillion) for the Years 2017, 2019, and 2022

Aging Population Steps Up the Pressure on Healthcare Emergency Preparedness

Aging Population Burdens an Already Strained Healthcare System, Bringing Ambulance Emergency Care to the Forefront: Global Population Statistics for the 65+ Age Group in Million by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2025, 2035 and 2050

Older Adults Given their Vulnerability to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Strengthens the Focus on Geriatric Emergency Preparedness: Number of Emergency Care Visits of People Aged 65+ (Per 100,000) for the Years 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2020

Private/Public EMS Partnerships Vital for the Growth of Ambulance Services

Recent Industry Activity & Innovations

Global Competitor Market Shares

Air Ambulance Services Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019


Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. (USA)

Air Methods Corporation (USA)

AirMed International LLC (USA)

Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (Sweden)

BVG India Ltd. (India)

European Air Ambulance (Luxembourg)

Express Air Medical Transport, LLC (USA)

Global Medical Response (USA)

American Medical Response (USA)

Falck Danmark A/S (Denmark)

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (UK)

Medivic Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. (India)

PHI Air Medical, LLC (USA)

Ziqitza Health Care Limited (India)


Rising Number of Road Accidents Amplifies the Importance of Prompt & Efficient Ambulance Services

With Millions Continuing to Die in Road Accidents, Increasing Number of Emergency Ambulances Will Ply the Public Highways: Number of Deaths Caused by Road Accidents Worldwide by Region for the Years 2017 & 2030

Extreme Weather Events & the Increase in Casualties Drive Lawmakers to Focus on Medical Preparedness for Natural Disasters

Growing Frequency of Extreme Weather Events & Related Casualties Drives the Need for Ambulance Services to Identify, Locate, Treat, & Re-Locate Affected People: Global Number of Extreme Weather Events & Losses (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2000, 2010, and 2018

Global Number of Deaths by Type of Natural Disaster for the Year 2018 Highlights the Need for More Efficient, Robust and Spread-out Medical Emergency Services

A Review of How Healthcare Reforms Transform Emergency Care & the Ambulance Services Industry

Unsustainable Healthcare Costs Unleash Healthcare Reforms that Will Benefit Ambulance Services: Global Government Health Expenditure Per Capita (In US$) for the Years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2018, and 2020

Value Based Care Catches Up With Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Focus on the Quality of Affordable Care Transforms Ambulance Services from a Passive Supportive Player to an Active Provider of Quality Care Service: % of Value-Based Reimbursement (VBR) & Fee-For-Service Structured Healthcare Organizations for the Years 2016, 2018 and 2022

Shortage of Paramedics Raises Concerns in the Ambulance Industry

Growing Healthcare Worker Shortage Brings Lack of Paramedics into the Spotlight as the Cause of Ambulance Crew Burnout & Deteriorating Working Conditions: Global Demand& Supply of Health Workers by Region for the Years 2018 and 2030

Increased Incidence of Floods & Robust Maritime Activity Drives Demand for Water Ambulance/Boat Ambulance Services

Increased Spending on Maritime Safety Technologies Bodes Well for a Parallel Increase in Investments in Boat Ambulances: Global Maritime Safety Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2017, 2019, and 2022

Growing Focus on Traffic Management & Prioritization of Emergency Vehicle Transit to Benefit Growth of Ambulance Services

Rise of ITS Paves the Way for Optimizing Emergency Transportation Operations & Sharpening the Competitive Edge of Ambulance Service Providers:Global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Market (in US$ Million) by Geographic Region for the Years 2017 & 2022

Air Ambulance Services Grow in Popularity for Emergency Evacuation of the Injured & Critically Sick

In the Race Against Time for Successful Organ Transplantation, Air Ambulances Emerge as the Major Winner Optimally Poised to Leverage Emerging Opportunities: Number of Deceased Organ Donors Per Million Population in the Year 2019

Technology Innovations Remain Crucial for Healthcare Disaster Preparedness

Tele-Health Enabled Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Drives the Concept of Ambulance Hospitals

Advancements in Telemedicine Brings “Ambulance Hospitals” Closer to Reality in Terms of Quality of Care: Global Telemedicine Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2015, 2019, 2022 and 2025

Developing Mobile App Ecosystem to Enhance the Efficiency of Ambulance Care Services

Growing Healthcare App Ecosystem Empowers Healthcare Systems Including Emergency Response: Global mHealth Apps Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2017, 2019, 2022 and 2025

IoT Makes an Impact on Ambulance Fleet Management, Paving the Way for Smart Ambulance Services

Growing Use of IoT in Healthcare Encourages Innovative Use of IoT in Connected Ambulances: Global IoT in Healthcare Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2017, 2019, 2022 and 2025

Data Powered Paramedics, the Next Chapter in Health Tech Revolution

Ambulance Drones, a Game Changer in the Ambulance Industry

A Robust Healthcare Logistics Market Opens New Opportunities for the Growth of Ambulance Drones: Global Healthcare Logistics Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Will Witness the Highest Demand for Innovative Medical Drones: Global Medical Drones Market (In US$ Million) for the Years 2019, 2022 and 2025


Ambulance Services: Definition

Origin and History

Key Factors that Determine Performance Levels of Ambulance Services

Classification of Ambulance Services by Service Type

Emergency Ambulance Services

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Differences between Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance Services and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance Services

Non-Emergency Ambulance Services

Air Ambulance Service (AAS)

Major Challenges

Water Ambulance

Service Providers

Classification of Ambulances by Function

Emergency Ambulance

Patient Transport Ambulance

Response Unit (RU)

Charity Ambulance (CA)

Military Application

Classification of Ambulances by Vehicle Type

Ambulance Construction and Design

Ambulance Equipment

Intermediate Technology

Marking and Appearance

Passive Visual Warnings

Active Visual Warnings

Audible Warnings

Operational Cost

Crew Members of an Ambulance





Market Overview

US Ambulance Services Market Share (in %) by Company: 2018

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An Insight into Ambulance Services across Europe

Rapid Health Care Response Drives Ambulance Services Market

Privatization: A Potential Threat to Government Run Ambulance Services

Technologically Advanced Ambulance Services: A Key to Success for Healthcare Players

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Emergency Ambulance Services in the UK: An Overview

Solar Powered Ambulances Reduce Carbon Emissions

Shortage of Ambulance Services to Promote Investment?

Growing Role of Private Sector

Increasing Prominence of Voluntary Ambulance Service Providers

Air Ambulance Market on the Rise

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Focus on Select East European Markets

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EMS in India – Ridden with Issues

Air Ambulance Services Report Sharp Growth

Innovative Approaches Emerge to Expand Reach of Ambulances

Infusion of Modern Technologies

Hospitals Outsource Ambulance Management

An Important Need to Integrate Telemedicine with Ambulance Services in India

Challenges Faced by the Indian Ambulance Services Market

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Total Companies Profiled: 170

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