Medical equipment such as hospital beds are predominantly in demand in healthcare facilities, regardless of the region or country. In the critical time when patients are hospitalized, beds need to be designed in a manner that give them utmost comfort and secure them from external damage. Hospital beds are expected to be packed with additional facilities that supplement the patient’s relief while the operation as well as during recovery period. The global market for hospital beds will expand at 4.2% CAGR, with the market value rising to US$ 6,731.8 million by 2020 from US$ 5,254.2 million recorded in 2014.
Key Market Dynamics
The pervasive use for comforting patients in hospitals emphasizes the significance of growing hospital beds market in the world. Preference to highly-equipped and facilitated hospital beds is a crucial driver for growth of global hospital beds market. Additionally, beds designed in accordance to a specific group of patients being treated is also fuelling the expansion of hospital beds market in the world. Healthcare facilitation at home for vegetative patients induces the consumption of hospital beds among common consumers. Electronic devices and other medical devices attached to the beds are also influencing the purchasing trends of hospitals around the world. Nonetheless, the costs at which such beds need to produced and sold are hampering the growth of the global hospital beds market, rendering marginal profits for the key participants of the market. And, implications caused due to improper mobility, bed sores and mechanical abrasion of hospital beds is also demoting its acceptance over relatively “friendly” or homecare beds.
The global market for hospital beds can be classified into the power used for facilitating bed movements, the usage of the beds and the treatment incorporated with such beds. By usage, pressure relief beds, general purpose beds, birthing beds, bariatric beds and pediatric beds are the prominent uses of hospital beds. Among these, general purpose beds segment is likely to be the largest and fastest0growing segment in terms of usage. With respect to the power, hospital beds are either manual (no power), electric or semi-electric; with manual beds being the predominant largest segment. In terms of treatments associated with specific beds, the global hospital beds market is also segmented into long-term care, acute care and critical care treatments. Acute care treatments are projected to account for largest share as a treatment-based segment in the global market for hospital beds.
Among the key regions such as North America, Asia, Europe and the Rest of the World (RoW), Europe is slated to dominate the global hospitals bed market throughout the forecast period. Increasing healthcare expenditure in Europe’s medical industry has fomented consumers and healthcare organizations towards buying advanced and relatively expensive hospital beds. By 2020, Europe’s hospital beds market value will rise to US$ 2,010.2 million from US$ 1,643.2 million, which was recorded in 2014, exhibiting a steady CAGR of 3.4%. Asia is also emerging, but at a rampant pace compared to Europe, primarily due to the vast expanse of its aging and geriatric patient demographics. Increasing amount of long-term healthcare facilities availed in North America are, thus, promoting its presence in the global hospital beds market.
Key Market Players
Leading healthcare companies in the world are likely to have sub-divisional production of hospital beds. Healthcare and medical establishments replace their outdated or existing hospital beds by demanding advanced ones from the manufacturers. Getinge Group, Paramount Bed Co. Ltd., LINET spol. s r.o., Stryker, ArjoHuntleigh, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., and Invacare Corporation, among others, are recognized as some of the prominent players shaping up the competitive landscape of global hospital beds market.
Persistence Market Research has devised a report on the global market for hospital beds for a forecast period of 2014 to 2020. The report signifies the need for hospital beds in the global healthcare sector, and how manufacturers continue to produce them with additional facilities. Hospital beds can be considered as the sole mode of comfort for ailing patients during hospitalization. Adjustable heights, side rails and reclining facilities in hospital beds make sure that any patient feels comfortable during operation or surgery and while recuperating. Furthermore, the growing population of aging patients is escalating the demand for affordable and durable hospital beds. Advancements in the design of hospital beds continue to influence the market as patients opt for ones which do not implicate their comfort through bed sores, mechanical jerks, and uncontrollable mobility. Unfortunately, developing economies in several regions are unable to cope with the high costs of advanced hospital beds, impeding the overall expansion of the global hospital beds market.
The report includes regional analysis of the global hospital beds market, which includes key regions such as Europe, North America, Asia and the Rest of the World (RoW). North America includes the U.S. and Rest of North America, while Europe includes the U.K., Germany, France, and Russia, and other EU countries. Asia is further segmented into China, Japan, India, Southeast Asian countries, and more. Europe is projected to dominate the global market owing to rampant expansion of hospital beds market in Russia. Pervasiveness of chronic diseases and soaring healthcare expenditure make Russia the largest market in Europe region. Asia, in parallel to Europe, is also a lucrative region and is expected to record adoption of hospital beds at high growth rate over the forecast period, particularly due to the region’s evolving healthcare infrastructure.
This report provides in-depth analysis and estimation of the hospital beds market for the period 2014 - 2020, considering 2013 as the base year for calculation. Furthermore, data pertaining to current market dynamics, including market drivers, restraints, and strategic developments, has been provided in the report. The hospital beds market is categorized on the basis of usage, power, treatment, and geography. Based on usage, the hospital beds market is segmented into general purpose, birthing, pediatric, bariatric, and pressure relief beds. In terms of power, the market comprises electric, semi-electric, and manual beds.
The report offers market value estimation for the global hospital beds market during the forecast period 2014-2020, with 2013 as the base year for the purpose of calculation. The report not only includes the market drivers, inhibitors, trends and growth opportunities, coupled with regional analysis and company profiling, but also illustrates the key segmentation in the global hospital beds market. On the basis of power, the market is classified into electric, manual and semi-electric beds. On the basis of usage, bariatric, birthing, pediatric, pressure relief and general purpose beds are the key segments. In terms of treatment, the global hospital beds market is classified into critical care, long-term care and acute care beds.
To deduce the global hospital beds market size, the report considers various aspects based on secondary research. Furthermore, key data points such as region-wise split and market split by treatment, power, and usage; and qualitative inputs from primary respondents have been incorporated to arrive at appropriate market estimates. The forecast presented in the report assesses the total revenue generated and expected revenue contribution in the global hospital beds market.
The report begins with sizing the market in terms of value and volume for the base year, which forms the basis for forecasting how the market is anticipated to take shape in the near future. Given the characteristics of the market, gathered data is triangulated via different analysis based on supply side and demand side drivers and other key dynamics of the global hospital beds market. To develop the market forecast, Persistence Market Research has also conducted a factor analysis to understand the impact of various forces/factors on the target market. The report provides forecasts not only in terms of CAGR but also presents a detailed analysis based on key parameters such as Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth to understand market predictability and to identify the right opportunities.
Another key feature of this report is an analysis of the global hospital beds market and the corresponding revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity, usually overlooked while forecasting the market. However, absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales perspective in the global hospital beds market. Further, to understand key segments in terms of their growth and overall global hospital beds market performance, Persistence Market Research has developed a market attractiveness index to help providers identify existing market opportunities in the global hospital beds market.
Some of the major players in the hospital beds market:
These key market players have been profiled on the basis of attributes such as company overview, recent developments, growth strategies, sustainability, and financial overview.