US disposable medical supplies demand to reach $71 billion in 2009.
Home health care will form the fastest expanding market for disposable medical supplies as consumers broaden self-treatment and preventive medicine activities, and medical providers increase the range of services available to home patients. Nonetheless, hospitals will remain the largest and most diverse market based on the complexity and product-intensive nature of inpatient procedures and strong need for infection prevention safeguards.
IV, catheterization and related products will remain the largest and fastest growing disposable medical supply product group, with demand increasing 6.5 percent annually to $37 billion in 2009. Gains will reflect an expanding base of chronic care patients requiring surgery or continuous therapy that employs high value-added products.
Prefilled staplers; bioengineered tissue adhesives and sealants; collagen, foam and alginate dressings; and growth factor healing agents will see the fastest growth among disposable wound management supplies based on performance and infection prevention benefits in surgery and the treatment of injuries. Class IV surgical drapes and gowns will generate the best sales gains among nonwoven medical disposables as surgical infection prevention safeguards are upgraded by hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Infection prevention advantages will boost demand for several other types of disposable medical supplies, including examination and surgical gloves; personal, surface and instrument disinfectants; and infectious waste disposal products.
Disposable Medical Supplies (published 08/2005, 414 pages) is available for $4,300 from The Freedonia Group, Inc., 767 Beta Drive, Cleveland, OH 44143-2326. For further details, please contact Corinne Gangloff by phone 440.684.9600, fax 440.646.0484 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information may also be obtained through www.freedoniagroup.com.
US DISPOSABLE MEDICAL SUPPLIES DEMAND (million dollars) Item 1999 2004 2009 Disposable Medical Supplies 38820 54100 71100 IV, Catheterization & Related 17700 27000 37050 Wound Management Supplies 4870 6130 7570 Nonwoven Medical Disposables 4680 5820 7030 Other 11570 15150 19450 % Annual Growth Item 04/99 09/04 Disposable Medical Supplies 6.9 5.6 IV, Catheterization & Related 8.8 6.5 Wound Management Supplies 4.7 4.3 Nonwoven Medical Disposables 4.5 3.8 Other 5.5 5.1 [C] 2005 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
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|Date:||Aug 22, 2005|
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