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Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, And Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Published on: Feb 2021 | From USD $4250 | Published By: MORDOR INTELLIGENCE | Number Of Pages: 110

The Global Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market was valued at about USD 260 million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 465 million in 2026 with a CAGR of 8.5 % over the forecast period.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the demand for patient lateral transfer devices is slightly decreased owing to the decreased number of surgical procedures. However, It has also been found that as the number of geriatric population suffering from severe COVID-19 conditions are on high and thereby increasing the number of hospitalization rates and also a rising number of deceased patients due to COVID-19 might increase the demand for the patient lateral transfer devices in the hospitals and other healthcare settings. According to WHO, 95% of deaths due to COVID 19 are in those older than 60 years and more than 50% of all deaths were people aged 80 years or older globally.

Usually, the major factors that attribute to the growth of the Patient Lateral Transfer Devices market are the increasing geriatric population and rising burden of chronic diseases. As per the revised World Population Prospects, by the United Nations, the number of people aged 65 years or above is found to be 53,340 in the year 2019 and is expected to reach 70,842 by 2030 in the United States.

Therefore the demographic trend towards an aging population and the rising incidences of chronic diseases has further led to a longer stay in hospitals, which may increase the demand for patient lateral transfer devices over the forecast period that helps in transfreing the patients fron their beds to any urgent medical purposes.?In November 2019, the World Health Organization published a report on Musculoskeletal conditions. It stated that musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability. Between one in three and one in five people live with a musculoskeletal pain condition throughout their lives.

Moreover growing number of surgical procedures further leads to Increasing longer duration of stay in the hospitals, which is also a major factor driving the demand for the patient lateral transfer device. According to 2019 research article published on Healthgrades by Mary Elizabeth Dallas, more than a million Americans have joint replacement surgery every year. This includes about 720,000 knee replacements and 330,000 hip replacements and about 500,000 PCIs (percutaneous coronary intervention) performed every year.

However, lack of skilled workforce for handelling transfer of patients is one of the factors hampering the growth of the market.

Key Market Trends

Hospitals in End User Segment is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share Over the Forecast Period

Hospitals are well equipped with advanced technological equipment for patient handling and management. Growing healthcare infrastructure in the emerging economies and support from government organizations are also helping in the growth of this segment in the patient lateral transfer devices market.

The hospital segment has dominated the overall patient lateral transfer devices market owing to the growing number of people suffering from mobility disability and increasing geriatric population coupled with the increasing hospital admissions. For instance, in the United Kingdom, there were over 17.2 million admissions to hospitals in 2020 according to the National Health Service (NHS) data.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018, around 50 percent of nurses suffer back pain and musculoskeletal injuries due to manual care of patients. The U.S. government has set up a "minimal lift" regulation to bring down such injuries. In addition, several hospitals and healthcare centers, including Stanford Hospital and Clinics, have introduced a Secure Patient Handling and Mobility Plan to minimize the possibility of incidents among healthcare professionals. Thus, considering all above-mentioned factors, the market is expected to witness growth over the forecast period.

Moreover, increasing incidence of COVID 19 case worldwide is driving demand for the lateral transfer devices owing to the large pool of patients getting admitted into the hospitals and may require transportation support in critical situations to shift patients specially the elderly population. For instance, according to Italian National Institute of Health, from November 2020 to As of February 4, 2021, 19,743 patients were hospitalized in Italy because of COVID-19.

North America Region Dominates Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market Globally

The major factor driving the growth of the market is the rising prevalence of various musculoskeletal conditions and the presence of better healthcare infrastructure, as compared to most of the developed countries.

As per the Government of Canada Statistics report, as of July 2019, there is around 6,592,611 geriatric population present in the country which accounted for 17.5% of the Canadian population. Although the proportion of seniors in Canada has been increasing over time.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2021 updated statistics, 6 in 10 adults in the United States have at least one chronic disease and 4 in 10 adults in the United States have two or more chronic diseases. As per the same report heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Kidney Disease and posing around USD 3.8 trillion annual healthcare costs on the United States healthcare system.

There is an increasing trend in the prevalence of obesity and overweight across the region that has endlessly increased in the last three decades. People who are obese and overweight are likely to be affected with major chronic illnesses that require an admission healthcare facility when the condition gets worsens which is likely to increase the demand for the patient lateral transfer devices as it is difficult to transport them manually. Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed a significant increase in the prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20 years and over in United States. The prevalence rate of obesity increased from 37.7% to 42.4% and the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 7.7% to 9.2% between 2013 to 2018 in Uniteds States. ?Thus, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the market is expected to witness a high growth over the forecast period in North America Region.

Additionally, owing to increasing hospitalizations due to the recent pandemic of COVID 19 in the region, the market of patient lateral transfer devices is expected to grow significantly. As per Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) by CDC it was found that between 18.8 percent of COVID-19 cases in the United States among those aged 65 to 74 years required admission to an intensive care unit.

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is moderately competitive and there are several global companies that are operating in this market. The major players in the Patient Lateral Transfer Devices market are Stryker Corporation, Arjohuntleigh, Blue Chip Medical, Cantel Medical Corporation, and HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. among others. Furthermore, the companies are competing in the emerging regions with global players, as well as with established local players. Moreover, key players are developing and launching novel products and technologies to compete with the existing products while others are acquiring and partnering with the other companies trending in the market. For instance, In July 2019, Sweden based Etac AB has acquired US-based air-assisted patient handling technology company Hover Tech to strengthen its global footprint.

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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Rising Burden of Chronic Diseases and Increasing Hospital Stay
4.2.2 Increasing adoption of Home Healthcare Services
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Lack of Trained Workforce for Patient Handling
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Air Assisted Transfer Mattress
5.1.2 Slide Sheets
5.1.3 Lateral Transfer Accessories
5.2 By Usage
5.2.1 Reusable
5.2.2 Disposable
5.3 By End User
5.3.1 Hospitals
5.3.2 Ambulatory Surgical Centers
5.3.3 Other End Users
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Rest of the World

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 ARJO
6.1.2 AliMed, Inc.
6.1.3 Blue Chip Medical
6.1.4 Cantel Medical Corporation
6.1.5 Etac AB
6.1.6 EZ Way, Inc.
6.1.7 Haines Medical Australia
6.1.8 Handicare AB
6.1.10 Medline Industries Inc.
6.1.11 Stryker Corporation


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