The Market for Home Care Products, 7th Edition (Wheelchairs, Oxygen Products, Disposable Infusion Pumps, Home Ventilators, Incontinence Supplies, Defibrillators and Other Products)
This report, The Market for Home Care Products, 7th. Edition covers the market for products specially designed to assist with regular tasks of daily living. Growth in the ambulatory aids market continues to be driven by several key trends including the aging U.S. population, new product introductions and relatively generous government reimbursement programs, despite recent modifications. As part of its market analysis, this report includes the following information:
- Current U.S. Market Size Estimates and Forecasts to 2016
- Market Forecast to 2016
- Breakouts of Market by Product Type
- Disease Demographics of Relevance to Home Care Product Usage
- Market Share of Key Competitors by Device Category
- Discussion of Competitive Bidding and Healthcare Reform
- Other Issues and Trends Affecting the Industry
- Profiles of Key Competitors
Home medical equipment such as mobility aids and bathroom safety supplies, for example, addresses the needs of individuals requiring assistance with activities of daily living. For administering certain drugs, particularly anti-infectives and nutritional products, infusion therapy allows individuals to receive care in their own homes, for greater quality of life as well as considerably lower expense than inpatient treatment. Oxygen therapy equipment assists individuals with breathing difficulties resulting from severe lung diseases. Defibrillators may be used on an emergency basis to re-start the hearts of patients with cardiovascular impairments. Miscellaneous medical equipment may be used to manage chronic conditions including incontinence and stomas, while general supplies support other home care segments. Segments in this report include:
- Bathroom Safety Supplies
- Home Care Beds
- Wheelchairs, Manual
- Wheelchairs, Powered
- Miscellaneous Patient Aids
- Infusion Products
- Oxygen Concentrators
- Oxygen Systems
- Incontinence Supplies
- Ostomy Products
- General Supplies
In addition to personal homes, this report covers sales of items used in nursing homes, assisted living centers and other residential areas. A broad range of companies compete within the U.S. market for home care products. Most are small, privately-held companies that are active within only one or two segments. Many of these companies have long histories supplying a relatively specialized range of home care products. Although a few have international businesses, most operate exclusively in the United States.
Companies profiled in this report include:
- Abbott Laboratories
- Baxter International
- Devilbiss Healthcare
- Drive Medical
- Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
- Hard Manufacturing Co.
- Joerns Healthcare
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- Medline Industries, Inc.
- Sunrise Medical, Inc.
The following trends directly affect his industry and are covered in this report:
- Health Care Reform
- Cost Containment Issues
- Competitive Bidding
- Improper Payments
- Professional Services
- Demographic Trends
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Delivery Channels
- Technological Advances
Information for this report was gathered from a wide variety of published sources including company reports, catalogs, materials and public filings; government documents; trade journals; newspapers and business press; analysts’ reports and other sources. Interviews with company representatives were conducted to capture the perspectives from industry participants’ point of view and assess trends, and form the basis of the forecasting and competitive analysis.
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