The Global Pressure Relief Devices Market, by Device Type (Low-tech Devices [Foam-based Devices, Air-based Devices, Gel-based Devices, and Other Devices], High-tech Devices [Air Therapy Devices and Kinetic Bed]), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) was valued at US$ 2,950 million in 2017 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period (2018 – 2026). The pressure relief devices market is expected to be driven by rising prevalence of pressure ulcer worldwide and high economic burden and healthcare cost, especially in regions such as North America and Europe. Pressure ulcers annually cost National Health Services in the U.K. 5.1 million, and pressure ulcers is one of leading hospital acquired illnesses in both, acute care and long-term care settings. According to a report published by Health Research and Educational Trust and U.S. Department of Health in 2017, each year, over 2.5 million patients in the U.S. suffer from pressure ulcers in acute care facilities and 60,000 die from its complications. The cost of treating a pressure ulcer can reach up to US$ 70,000, and total cost for treatment of pressure ulcer/injury in the U.S. is estimated to be US$ 11 billion each year. Furthermore, difficulty in reimbursement payment for hospital-acquired illness such as pressure ulcer is also expected to boost pressure devices market. Rising geriatric population, especially in the U.S. and Europe would be an important factor to drive the market for pressure devices. According to U.S. census bureau, U.S. was having 47.8 million people aged 65 and above in 2015 which was 1.6 million higher than 2014.

The geriatric population requires long-term care due to terminal illness or fracture surgeries, thereby making pressure relief devices beneficial. Pressure relief devices market is expected to witness significant traction in emerging economies such as India, China, and South East Asian countries. This region faces high prevalence of falls and road injuries, which increases the demand for acute care, thereby generating demand for pressure relief devices. According to the World Health Organization factsheet of 2018, 80% of worldwide fatal falls are reported from low- and middle-income countries. Along with this, medical tourism is expected to drive growth of the market in this region, as it offers high quality patient care at most competitive prices. According to India Brand Equity Foundation report in 2017, Indian medical tourism industry is expected rise to US$ 20 billion by 2020.

New product launches, collaborations, and mergers by key players are expected to drive growth of the pressure relief devices market

Key players are undertaking strategic mergers and acquisitions in order to strengthen their market position in the global. For instance, in 2015, Covidien plc, which is the leading manufacturer of pressure relief devices, was acquired by Medtronic plc. The combined entity, is expected to expand company’s market share in the pressure relief devices market with wider geographical reach and complementary portfolio. Companies are also launching innovative products in order to increase their market footprint. For instance, in October 2017, Hill-Rom, Inc. launched new medical-surgical bed solution named centrella smart bed for hospitals, which helps reduce pressure injuries and patient falls, thereby offering optimized patient safety and quality care. In the same year, company also launched the new Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed to provide high quality wound care for patients with advanced wounds from pressure ulcer.

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Key Takeaways of the Pressure Relief Devices Market:

  • The global pressure relief devices market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period, owing to increasing incidence of the pressure ulcers worldwide with growing geriatric population and increased awareness about prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Among low-tech devices, foam-based devices is expected to dominate the market due to low cost and easy operability. They are also most commonly available devices across the globe. Whereas amongst high-tech devices, air therapy devices is expected be a dominant segment, as it provides rapid comfort and allows for technology-based customization to manage and prevent pressure ulcer condition.
  • Among end users, hospital segment holds the dominant position, with rising acute and long-term care needs
  • North America is estimated to be the dominant market for pressure relief devices market, due to high incidence of pressure (2.5 million/each year) ulcer and high healthcare costs incurred by pressure ulcer each year.
  • Some of the major players operating in pressure relief devices market are Getinge AB, ArjoHuntleigh, Invacare Corporation, Hill-Rom holdings, Inc., Talley Group Limited and Paramount Bed Holdings Co. Ltd., Stryker Corporation, Acelity L.P., and Covidien plc

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