Global Home Healthcare Market (2009-2014)

Major opportunities for the home healthcare market

  • Focus shift from treatment to proactive monitoring
  • Rising demand of third-party care

The major segments in the home healthcare market include home healthcare equipments and home healthcare services. The home healthcare equipment market includes home therapeutic equipments, self diagnostic and patient monitoring equipments, and mobility assist devices. The home healthcare services market include home visits and nursing services, home infusion therapy services, home respiratory therapy services, and home telemedicine.

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Source: MarketsandMarkets

The market for home healthcare services is estimated to reach $207 billion by 2014. Home visits and nursing services constitute 72% of the entire market. Most of the growth potential lies in the field of home telemedicine services, the market for which is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 32.3% from 2009 to 2014. Diabetes devices alone constitute about 46% of the entire home healthcare equipment market, while the market for home therapeutic equipment is the fastest-growing segment with a CAGR of 19.4%.

This report aims to identify and analyze the global home healthcare market and further segments the market as follows:

Home Healthcare Equipment

  • Home therapeutic equipment (oxygen delivery systems, CPAP, nebulizers, ventilators, humidifiers, IV diagnostics, home dialysis, ostomy supplies)
  • Home self-diagnostics and patient monitoring equipment (diabetes care including blood glucose monitors, test strips, and insulin delivery devices; blood pressure monitors, holter monitors, heart rate meters, apnea and sleep monitors and others)
  • Mobility assist devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, walking sticks, examination chairs, treatment chairs, medical beds, ENT devices and other medical furniture and accessories)

Home Healthcare Services

  • Home respiratory therapy services
  • Home infusion therapy services
  • Home visits and nursing care services (physical examination, physical therapy, nursing services)
  • Home telemedicine services

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