Over 232 Million Surgeries Performed Worldwide in 2013: Report

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Mar 27, 2014
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New York, March 27, 2014 -- The number of surgical procedures worldwide has grown to exceed 232 million annually, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research firm said the number of surgical procedures continues to climb with the growing and aging population in many regions of the world. According to Kalorama Information's most recent report, Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (US, China, Japan, Brazil, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Mexico, Russia), the population of the world also plays an important role in the growing incidence and prevalence of disease and will reflect positively on markets impacted by surgical procedure volumes.

"Obesity, low physical activity levels, dietary habits, high use of unhealthy habits (tobacco, alcohol consumption) have a negative impact on the health system," said Melissa Elder, Kalorama analyst and author of the report. "However they do contribute to a steady-growing surgical procedure market."

According to Kalorama Information's report, the Asia Pacific region accounts for the largest distribution of surgical procedures, due largely to its 4 billion population. The region accounts for about 33% of procedures worldwide. By 2050, the world population is expected to grow by over 2 billion reaching 9.4 billion people worldwide. Right now birth-related surgeries are dominating the volumes, but age-related surgeries should be a greater part of the future trend.

"The majority of operations are in the area of obstetrics and gynecology, digestive/gastrointestinal tract procedures, and orthopedics," said Melissa Elder, Kalorama analyst and the author of the report. "By 2030, there will be a shift in procedure volume distribution, showing increases in areas where aging is the primary indicator."

This unique report, Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis, is an essential tool for healthcare business planners. The report provides surgical procedure volume data in a geographic context. The report looks at surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, including world population growth, aging demographics, lifestyle indicators, growing incidence of diseases, advances in surgical techniques and several other general issues affecting the forecast for procedures. The report details these procedure trends globally, and then has specific analysis for ten countries.

For more information on Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis, please visit: http://www.kaloramainformation.com/Surgical-Procedure-Volumes-8041409/.

About Kalorama Information -- Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent medical market research in diagnostics, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare; as well as a full range of custom research services. We routinely assist the media with healthcare topics. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and our blog.

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