Global Patient Handling Equipment Market, 2015–2021.pdf
Patient Handling Equipment Market
Worldwide, increasing geriatric and overweight patient population will continue to
augment the global demand for patient handling equipment. Thus, increasing need for
safe & comfort care of the geriatric and overweight patient will boost the growth of
patient handling equipment market in the forecast period. In addition, the patient
handling equipment market is driven by rising prevalence of disabilities and increasing
road accidents. Moreover, increasing awareness for prevention of nonfatal injuries and
musculoskeletal disorders in nurses as well as in patients is projected to fuel the growth
of patient handling equipment market. However, a high cost of equipment and lack of
skilled workers may hamper the growth of patient handling equipment market.
Nonetheless, untapped market and new emerging technologies for patient handling are
expected to generate new opportunity in the forecast period.
Based on the product type, the market of patients handling equipment has been
segmented in bed frames, stretchers, wheelchairs & scooters, patient lifts and others.
In 2015, bed frames segment dominated the market of patient handling equipment
with major market share followed by wheelchairs & scooters segment. In the forecast
period, stretchers and patient lifts segment are expected to exhibit noticeable growth
due to demand for stretchers and patient lifts equipment is increasing with rising
prevalence of disabilities and lifestyle diseases.
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