Cleveland, Ohio – The primary driver for multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment in the coming years is expected to be the rising population of the geriatric. With their medical needs already at an all-time high, any increase in the near future will only lead to a significant pressure on the manufacturing rates of devices. This applies especially to multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment due to the growing number of patients suffering from respiratory and cardiac diseases.
Other factors promoting the use of multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment are the advancements in technology created recently that are making them more popular with wireless and mobile device users, and the massive surge of home healthcare services that are causing a high demand for mid- and low-acuity patient monitoring equipment.
The global multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment market is expected to be $3.47 billion for 2016 and should reach $4.65 billion by 2023.
North America continues to take up majority demand
for multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment
By 2023, 51.3% of the total market value of multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment is expected to be taken up by North America. Factors attributed to this majority share include the evolved healthcare system, the high percentage of the elderly, and the specifically higher growth rate of patients with chronic illnesses.
The overall market share held by North America is nearly as consistent as its share in 2014, with a slight reduction. This share has been taken up by the booming demand for healthcare devices in Asia Pacific and Europe. The latter holds a very high percentage of geriatric citizens that need regular monitoring, while Asia Pacific is one of the most promising regions for growth in healthcare devices.
Hospitals to remain key end users of multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment
The function of multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment is to monitor and display relevant patient data for medical assessment. These readings include ECG, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and heart rate. Therefore, the wide utility of multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment has allowed it a high preference in all hospitals across the world. This end-user industry has led the market demand in 2014 and is expected to continue leading it till 2023. Multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment allow a continuous monitoring of patients inside the hospital premises and are an extremely vital and inseparable part of hospital intensive care units and operating rooms, where critical care is needed and is based on patient readings.
The overall share held by hospitals in multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment is in a way being challenged by the home healthcare segment. This segment is witnessing a phenomenal rise in demand owing to the advantages it offers, such as reduced hospital visits and a significant reduction in medical expenses. This is a much-needed service for the patients suffering from chronic diseases, cardiac, and respiratory illnesses, whose numbers are currently growing at a very high rate.
The top manufacturers of multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment from a global standpoint include GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Nihon Kohden Corporation, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, and Spacelabs Healthcare.