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Patient Handling Equipment Market Size Worth $22.35 Billion By 2025 | CAGR: 12.2%

Published Date : 23 / 10 / 17 | Report Format: PDF

The global patient handling equipment market is expected to grow at growth rate of 12.2% to reach USD 22.35 billion by 2025.

Patient handling equipment comprise of variety of medical devices that help patients in moving and helps patients during their physical disabilities. These devices include medical chairs, slings, scooters, and many others. Increasing geriatric population coupled with rising incidence of disability problems drive the market growth to significantly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 2015 to 2050, the proportion of the global population aging (over 60 years) is projected to increase from 12% to 22%. The organization also stated that the pace of population aging is much faster than the past. Such growth in geriatric population will surely increase the demand for patient handling equipment, leading to the market growth. Rising incidence of injuries due to manual lifting is anticipated to drive the demand for safe patient handling equipment in the coming years. The frequent injuries faced by caregivers while manual lifting include ligament damage, stress on the spinal disc, back, and the facet joints, which can be avoided using patient handling equipment, are expected to propel the market growth.

The global patient handling equipment is classified in terms of products and end use. Product segment is categorized as Wheelchairs, Medical Scooters, Mechanical Scooters, Non-Mechanical Scooters, Ambulatory Aids and Other Patient Handling Equipment. Wheelchairs are the largest revenue generating market segment, accounted for more than 26% of the total market. Advancement in technologies coupled with associated benefits of powered wheelchairs supported the market growth. For example, powered wheelchairs offer durability and stability and enable patient movement without the use of lifts.  However, training is extremely necessary to educate caregivers about the mechanism and functioning of patient handling products and its operations for their effective use. However, the lack of adequate training staff provided by very few organizations & companies is hampering the growth of the patient handling market.

In terms of Care Type, the market is categorized as Critical Care, Fall Prevention, Bariatric Care, Wound Care and Other Care Type. Bariatric care accounted for the significant share (more than 15% of global revenue) of the total market. With the rising incidence of lifestyle-associated diseases, the demand for bariatric care has likewise risen. Around, 21% share of the global market is captured by fall prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S., yearly 2 million cases of fall-related injuries are treated in the emergency department. End Use segment is categorized as Home Care, Elderly Care and Hospital Settings.

Regionally, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. Developed regions such as North America and Europe recorded highest share of the global market. Europe held a largest revenue share (45.23% in 2016) of the overall patient handling equipment market in 2015. Presence of significant number of healthcare facilities, increasing demand for better services, and availability of trained professionals supported the regional growth. On other side, developing regions such as Asia Pacific (9.8% CAGR) and Latin America (8.9% CAGR) is growing at constant growth rate over the forecast period.  Increasing incidence of disabilities and occupational injuries amongst healthcare workers across region is presumed to be responsible for propelling the regional growth. The global patient handling equipment market is consolidated in nature. Major players such as Getinge Group, Invacare Corporation, and Stryker Corporation dominated the market.


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The scope of this report covers the market by its major segments, which include as follows:

Market Segmentation


  • Wheelchairs
  • Medical Scooters
  • Mechanical Scooters
  • Non-Mechanical Scooters
  • Ambulatory Aids
  • Other Patient Handling Equipment


  • Critical Care
  • Fall Prevention
  • Bariatric Care
  • Wound Care
  • Other Care Type


  • Home Care
  • Elderly Care
  • Hospital Settings


  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World


  • Further Breakdown of The North America Market
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Further Breakdown of The Europe Market
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Further Breakdown of The APAC Market
    • India
    • China
    • Rest of APAC
  • Further Breakdown of The Rest of the World Market
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America


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