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Disposable Medical Supplies (US Market & Forecast)

US demand to rise 4.1% annually through 2018

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US demand for disposable medical supplies will grow 4.1 percent per year to $49.3 billion in 2018. An increasing volume of patient activity attributable to an aging population, a rising incidence of medical conditions, and the extension of health insurance coverage by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 will comprise the major forces that spur growth. The US disposable medical supplies market will also benefit from a heightened focus on infection prevention throughout the health care sector. Pressures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and other medical organizations will prompt hospitals, outpatient facilities, and other health establishments to follow protocols and standards aimed at keeping patients and staff personnel safe from exposure to dangerous, potentially life-threatening pathogens during medical procedures.


Drug delivery products to remain fastest growing type

Based on an increasing number of patients who need surgery or long-term chronic care therapy, drug delivery and related products will remain the fastest expanding group of disposable medical supplies. Total US demand growth will outpace the industry average and reach $13.4 billion in 2018. Safety enhanced devices for the minimally invasive delivery of parenteral medicines, inhalation therapies, and IV and dialysis solutions will lead growth.

Disposable wound management products will register demand of $10.1 billion in 2018, up nearly as fast as the annual industry average rate of growth from 2013. Polymeric tissue sealants, along with alginate, foam, and collagen wound dressings, will realize the best growth based on enhanced safety and faster healing properties. Conversely, demand for bandages will expand at a below average pace due to limited pricing flexibility and the overall lack of proprietary types. First aid kits will fare the best among disposable wound management products, benefiting from trends promoting self-treatment. Advances in less invasive surgery will weaken the overall US market for traditional suture and staple wound closures.

Compared to disposable medical supplies as a whole, nonwoven medical disposables will see above average growth in demand. The heightened focus on infection prevention in the health care sector will boost consumption of single use, high value-added nonwoven garments and textiles by hospitals and outpatient facilities. A rising prevalence of incontinence problems attributable to the aging population trend will impact favorably on retail and institutional sales of nonwoven adult undergarments, shields, and other protective products.

The best growth in demand among other disposable medical supplies will evolve in products with enhanced infection prevention, performance, and/or cost containment benefits. Included in this group are biological sterilization indicators, intermittent urinary drainage catheters, orthopedic surgical kits and trays, polymeric surgical gloves, reinforced waste disposal containers and accessories, single use labware, and specialty surgical instruments. By contrast, changes in patient care approaches or health insurance coverage will adversely affect growth prospects for several disposables including angioplasty catheters, blood glucose test strips, and single use patient room supplies.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, Disposable Medical Supplies, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008, 2013) plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by raw material, product and market. This study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market shares and profiles 25 US industry players.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • Economic Factors
  • Demographic Patterns
  • Trends in Health Care
    • Health Insurance & the Affordable Care Act
    • Medical Conditions
      • Acute Conditions
      • Chronic Conditions
    • National Health Expenditures
      • Spending Categories
      • Funding Sources
    • Medical Providers
      • Hospitals
      • Outpatient Facilities
      • Physicians & Physicians' Offices
      • Skilled Nursing Facilities
      • Dentists & Dental Offices
      • Other Medical Providers
    • Patient Activity
      • Hospital Activity
      • Outpatient Visits
      • Surgical Procedures
      • Diagnostic Tests
  • Medical Product Markets
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Medical Supplies & Devices
      • Surgical Appliances & Supplies
      • Surgical & Medical Instruments
      • Biomedical Equipment
      • Diagnostic Products
      • Ophthalmic Goods
      • Dental Equipment & Supplies

III. RAW MATERIALS

  • General
  • Plastic Resins
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Polypropylene
    • Low Density Polyethylene
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • Acrylic
    • Polycarbonate
    • ABS
    • High Density Polyethylene
    • Thermoplastic Polyesters
    • Polyurethane
    • Other Plastic Resins
  • Nonwoven Fabrics
  • Paper & Paperboard
  • Rubber Materials
  • Other Raw Materials

IV. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Disposable Medical Supplies Product Groups
  • Historical Market Trends
  • Regulatory Considerations
    • New Product Approval Requirements
    • Health Care-Associated Infection Safeguards
    • Supply & Device Reprocessing Standards
    • Occupational Safety & Health Administration Standards
  • US Trade
  • International Markets

V. DRUG DELIVERY & RELATED PRODUCTS

  • General
  • Infusion Products
    • IV Administration Sets
    • Premixed IV Solutions
    • IV Catheters
    • Other Infusion Products
      • Enteral Feeding Supplies
      • IV Accessories
  • Hypodermic Products
    • Prefillable Syringes
      • Injectors
      • Cartridges
    • Clinical Hypodermic Syringes
    • Clinical Hypodermic Needles
  • Inhalation Products
    • Prefillable Inhalers
      • Metered Dose Inhalers
      • Dry Powder Inhalers
    • Disposable Oxygen Therapy Supplies
    • Anesthesia Disposables
    • Disposable Nebulizers & Accessories
    • Disposable Humidifiers
    • Other Disposable Inhalation Products
  • Disposable Dialysis Products
    • Disposable Hemodialysis Products
    • Disposable Peritoneal Dialysis Products
  • Transdermal Patches

VI. DISPOSABLE WOUND MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

  • General
  • Wound Closures
    • Sutures
      • Absorbable Sutures
      • Nonabsorbable Sutures
    • Surgical Staples & Disposable Stapling Devices
      • Tissue Sealants
      • Cyanoacrylate Sealants
      • Fibrin Sealants
      • Other Tissue Sealants
    • Other Wound Closures
      • Anti-Adhesion Products
      • Hemostats
      • Ligature Clips
  • Disposable Bandages
    • Adhesive Bandages
    • Adhesive Tapes
    • Cast Bandages & Accessories
    • Gauze Bandages
    • Pads & Compresses
    • Other Disposable Bandages
  • Wound Dressings
    • Biological & Synthetic Wound Dressings
      • Film Dressings
      • Hydrocolloid Dressings
      • Collagen Dressings
      • Foam Dressings
      • Hydrogel Dressings
      • Alginate Dressings
      • Other Biological & Synthetic Wound Dressings
    • Nonadherent Wound Dressings
      • Gauze Wound Dressings
      • Other Nonadherent Wound Dressings
  • Other Disposable Wound Management Products
    • First Aid Kits
    • Medical Sponges
    • Medical Cotton Goods

VII. NONWOVEN MEDICAL DISPOSABLES

  • General
  • Disposable Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles
    • Disposable Nonwoven Gowns
      • Disposable Nonwoven Surgical Gowns
      • Disposable Nonwoven Patient Gowns
    • Disposable Nonwoven Surgical Drapes
    • Disposable Nonwoven Face Masks
    • Other Disposable Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles
      • Disposable Nonwoven Staff Apparel
      • Disposable Nonwoven Towels & Bedding
      • All Other Disposable Nonwoven Garments & Textiles
  • Disposable Incontinence Products
    • Disposable Incontinence Adult Undergarments
    • Disposable Incontinence Adult Shields
    • Disposable Incontinence Underpads
    • Furniture Protection Products

VIII. OTHER DISPOSABLE MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • General
  • Infection Prevention Supplies
    • Sterilization Supplies
      • Sterile Containers
      • Sterilization Wrap
      • Sterilization Indicators
    • Disposable Medical Gloves
      • Examination Gloves
      • Surgical Gloves
    • Disposable Waste Disposal Supplies
      • Disposable Waste Disposal Containers
      • Disposable Waste Disposal Accessories
  • Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables
    • Disposable Diabetes Testing Supplies
      • Blood Glucose Test Strips
      • Other Diabetes Testing Supplies
    • Disposable Blood Collection Supplies
    • Disposable Labware
    • Disposable Diagnostic Catheters
      • Angiography Catheters
      • Other Disposable Diagnostic Catheters
    • Other Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables
      • Home Test Kits
      • Disposable Physicians' Examination Supplies
      • Disposable Temperature Measuring Products
      • Disposable Electrodes
  • Surgical Disposables
    • Disposable Procedural Kits & Trays
      • Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Chest Drainage Units
      • Other Procedural Kits & Trays
    • Disposable Surgical Catheters
      • Angioplasty Catheters
      • Other Disposable Surgical Catheters
    • Disposable Surgical Instruments
    • Disposable Plastic Surgical Drapes
  • All Other Disposable Medical Supplies
    • Disposable Patient Room Supplies
    • Disposable Urinary Supplies
      • Foley Catheters
      • Other Disposable Urinary Catheters
      • Urinary Drainage Accessories
    • Disposable Ostomy Supplies
    • Disposable Enema Supplies

IX. MARKETS

  • General
  • Hospital Market
  • Consumer & Home Health Care Markets
  • Outpatient Markets
    • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
    • Urgent Care Centers
    • General Medical Clinics
    • Other Outpatient Facilities
  • Physicians' Office Market
  • Nursing Home Market
  • Dental Office Market
  • Other Markets

X. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Market Share
  • Competitive Strategies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Licensing & Related Agreements
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Manufacturing

Company Profiles

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Ahlstrom Corporation
  • Ansell Limited
  • Bard (CR) Incorporated
  • Bard Electrophysiology, see Boston Scientific
  • Baxter International Incorporated
  • Becton, Dickinson, and Company
  • Biosense Webster, see Johnson & Johnson
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Braun (B.) Melsungen AG
  • Cardinal Health Incorporated
  • ConvaTec Incorporated
  • Cordis, see Johnson & Johnson
  • Covidien plc
  • Davol, see Bard (CR)
  • DePuy Companies, see Johnson & Johnson
  • Ethicon, see Johnson & Johnson
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Hospira Incorporated
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • LifeScan, see Johnson & Johnson
  • Medline Industries Incorporated
  • Medtronic Incorporated
  • Novartis AG
  • Preferred Surgical Products, see Ansell
  • Rochester Medical, see Bard (CR)
  • Smith & Nephew plc
  • Smiths Group plc
  • STERIS Corporation
  • Suominen, see Ahlstrom
  • Svenska Cellulosa AB
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Terumo Corporation
  • 3M Company
  • Additional Companies in the Disposable Medical Supplies
  • Industry

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • 1 Macroeconomic Indicators
  • 2 Population by Age Group
  • 3 Health Insurance Coverage of the US Population
  • 4 Acute Conditions by Type
  • 5 Chronic Conditions by Type
  • 6 National Health Expenditures by Spending Category
  • 7 National Health Expenditures by Funding Source
  • 8 Number of Hospitals & Hospital Beds by Type
  • 9 Number of Outpatient Facilities by Type
  • 10 Number of Physicians & Physicians' Offices
  • 11 Number of Skilled Nursing Facilities & Skilled Nursing Facility Beds
  • 12 Number of Dentists & Dental Offices
  • 13 Number of Other Medical Providers by Type
  • 14 Hospital Activity
  • 15 Number of Outpatient Visits by Provider
  • 16 Number of Surgical Procedures by Site
  • 17 Number of Diagnostic Tests by Type
  • 18 Medical Product Demand by Product Category

SECTION III -- RAW MATERIALS

  • 1 Disposable Medical Supplies Raw Materials Demand by Type
  • 2 Plastic Resins Demand in Disposable Medical Supplies by Type
  • 3 Nonwoven Fabrics Demand in Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 4 Paper & Paperboard Demand in Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 5 Rubber Materials Demand in Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 6 Other Raw Materials Demand in Disposable Medical Supplies

SECTION IV -- PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • 1 Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • 2 Historical Disposable Medical Supplies Demand, 2003-2013
  • 3 US Trade in Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 4 World Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Region

SECTION V -- DRUG DELIVERY & RELATED PRODUCTS

  • 1 Disposable Drug Delivery & Related Products Demand by Product Group
  • 2 Disposable Infusion Products Demand by Product Group
  • 3 IV Administration Sets Demand by Type
  • 4 Premixed IV Solutions Demand by Product
  • 5 IV Catheters Demand by Type
  • 6 Other Disposable Infusion Products Demand by Type
  • 7 Disposable Hypodermic Products Demand by Type
  • 8 Prefillable Syringes Demand by Product Group
  • 9 Clinical Hypodermic Syringes Demand by Type
  • 10 Separately Sold Clinical Hypodermic Needles Demand
  • 11 Disposable Inhalation Products Demand by Product Group
  • 12 Prefillable Inhalers Demand by Type
  • 13 Disposable Oxygen Therapy Supplies Demand
  • 14 Anesthesia Disposables Demand by Type
  • 15 Disposable Nebulizers & Accessories Demand
  • 16 Disposable Humidifiers Demand
  • 17 Other Disposable Inhalation Products Demand
  • 18 Disposable Dialysis Products Demand by Product Group
  • 19 Disposable Hemodialysis Products Demand by Type
  • 20 Disposable Peritoneal Dialysis Products Demand by Type
  • 21 Transdermal Patches Demand

SECTION VI -- DISPOSABLE WOUND MANAGEMENT

  • PRODUCTS
  • 1 Disposable Wound Management Products Demand by Product Group
  • 2 Wound Closures Demand by Product Group
  • 3 Sutures Demand by Type
  • 4 Surgical Staples & Disposable Stapling Devices Demand by Type
  • 5 Tissue Sealants & Adhesives Demand
  • 6 Other Wound Closures Demand
  • 7 Disposable Bandages Demand by Product Group
  • 8 Adhesive Bandages Demand
  • 9 Adhesive Tape Demand
  • 10 Cast Bandages & Accessories Demand
  • 11 Gauze Bandages Demand
  • 12 Pads & Compresses Demand
  • 13 Other Disposable Bandages Demand
  • 14 Wound Dressings Demand by Product Group
  • 15 Biological & Synthetic Wound Dressings Demand by Type
  • 16 Nonadherent Wound Dressings Demand by Type
  • 17 Other Disposable Wound Management Products Demand by Product Group

SECTION VII -- NONWOVEN MEDICAL DISPOSABLES

  • 1 Nonwoven Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • 2 Disposable Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles Demand by Product Group
  • 3 Disposable Nonwoven Gowns Demand by Product Group
  • 4 Disposable Nonwoven Surgical Gowns Demand
  • 5 Disposable Nonwoven Patient Gowns Demand
  • 6 Disposable Nonwoven Surgical Drapes Demand by Application
  • 7 Disposable Nonwoven Face Masks Demand by Type
  • 8 Other Disposable Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles Demand by Type
  • 9 Disposable Incontinence Products Demand by Product Group

SECTION VIII -- OTHER DISPOSABLE MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • 1 Other Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • 2 Infection Prevention Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • 3 Sterilization Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • 4 Sterile Containers Demand by Type
  • 5 Sterilization Wrap Demand by Type
  • 6 Sterilization Indicators Demand by Type
  • 7 Disposable Medical Gloves Demand by Product Group
  • 8 Disposable Examination Gloves Demand
  • 9 Disposable Surgical Gloves Demand
  • 10 Disposable Waste Disposal Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • 11 Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • 12 Disposable Diabetes Testing Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • 13 Disposable Blood Collection Supplies Demand
  • 14 Disposable Labware Demand
  • 15 Disposable Diagnostic Catheters Demand by Type
  • 16 Other Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • 17 Surgical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • 18 Disposable Procedural Kits & Trays Demand by Type
  • 19 Disposable Surgical Catheters Demand by Type
  • 20 Disposable Surgical Instruments Demand by Type
  • 21 Disposable Plastic Surgical Drapes Demand
  • 22 All Other Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • 23 Disposable Patient Room Supplies Demand
  • 24 Disposable Urinary Supplies Demand by Type
  • 25 Disposable Ostomy Supplies Demand by Type
  • 26 Disposable Enema Supplies Demand

SECTION IX -- MARKETS

  • 1 Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Market
  • 2 Hospital Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 3 Consumer & Home Health Care Markets Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 4 Outpatient Facilities Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 5 Physicians' Office Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 6 Nursing Home Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 7 Dental Office Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies
  • 8 Disposable Medical Supplies Demand in Other Markets

SECTION X -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • 1 US Disposable Medical Supplies Sales by Company, 2013
  • 2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • 3 Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • 1 National Health Expenditures by Spending Category, 2013

SECTION III -- RAW MATERIALS

  • 1 Raw Materials Demand in Disposable Medical Supplies by Type, 2013

SECTION IV -- PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • 1 Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Product Group, 2013

SECTION V -- DRUG DELIVERY & RELATED PRODUCTS

  • 1 Disposable Drug Delivery & Related Products Demand by Product Group, 2013

SECTION VI -- DISPOSABLE WOUND MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

  • 1 Disposable Wound Management Products Demand by Product Group, 2013

SECTION VII -- NONWOVEN MEDICAL DISPOSABLES

  • 1 Disposable Nonwoven Medical Garments & Textiles Demand by Product Group, 2013

SECTION VIII -- OTHER DISPOSABLE MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • 1 Other Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Product Group, 2013

SECTION IX -- MARKETS

  • 1 Disposable Medical Supplies Demand by Market, 2013

SECTION X -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • 1 Disposable Medical Supplies US Market Share, 2013
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