Hospital stretchers are apparatus used to transport a patient from one location to another, inside or outside of medical infrastructure premises. In addition to patient transportation, hospital stretchers are also used for several specialized functions such as hospital beds, surgical platforms, and diagnostic and emergency platforms. Rapidly aging population, increasing prevalence of chronic disorders, growing number of ambulatory care centers/day care surgeries are some of the factors that are likely to drive the growth of the market. According to the Heart Foundation in Australia, cardiovascular diseases were major cause of hospitalizations (482,000) in 2009 and 2010. Moreover, the number of hospitalizations in the U.S. in 2010 was 38.6 million and respiratory and circulatory disorders accounted for 15% of these total admissions. Additionally, continuous increase in number of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) due to growing demand of day care surgeries is also a major factor anticipated to fuel the market of hospital stretchers.
The hospital stretchers market report studies the current scenario as well as future market potential of hospital stretchers globally. The hospital stretchers market has been segmented into three major categories based on product type, technology and end-user applications. By product type, the market is segmented into fixed-height stretchers, adjustable stretchers, bariatric stretchers, radiographic stretchers and others. By technology, the hospital stretchers market is segmented into motorized and non-motorized hospital stretchers. Moreover, the hospital stretchers market is also segmented based on end users such as intra-hospital transport, emergency department, day care surgery department, pediatric surgery department, and radiology department. The market size and forecast in terms of revenue (USD million) for each of these segments have been provided for the period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year. The hospital stretchers market report also provides the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each segment of the market for the forecast period 2013 to 2019.
Geographically, the hospital stretchers market has been segmented into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The market size and forecast for each region has been provided for the period 2011 to 2019 along with the CAGR (%) for the forecast period 2013 to 2019. The study also includes qualitative analysis of the competitive scenario in these regions. The market overview section of the hospital stretchers market report comprises qualitative analysis of the overall market considering the factors determining the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities, along with Porter’s five forces analysis and market attractiveness analysis. These factors help in determining the degree of competition in the market. Further, the report on hospital stretchers comprises executive summary chapter that will help you understand the overall market size, growth rate of various segments, geographies and competitors present in the market in a precise manner.
The hospital stretchers market report also provides a highlight on the competitive landscape of the market wherein the heat map of the leading players in the hospital stretchers market, in terms of products offered by the company, has been discussed. A list of recommendations has also been included for new entrants as well as existing market players to help them establish a strong presence in the market and accentuate market share. The report concludes with the profiles of major players in the hospital stretchers market such as Anetic Aid Limited, ArjoHuntleigh, Inc., Fu Shun Hsing Technology Co. Ltd., GF Health Products Ltd., Gendron, Inc., Givas S.r.l., Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Mac Medical, Inc., Spencer Italia S.r.l., Stryker Corporation and TransMotion Medical, Inc. Market players are profiled based on attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies to ensure sustainability and maximize profits, product portfolio and recent developments.