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Mar 21, 2012

Global Markets and Technologies for Home Medical Equipment

Since U.S. medical equipment manufacturers are among the largest suppliers to the global health care market, they need to gain the most detailed understanding of international markets for their products, including HME.

This report is intended to provide an objective, quantitative analysis that addresses the global market for HME in the context of technological change and an evolving market.  More specific objectives are to
  • Identify and segment the main types of HME that have been commercialized to date.
  • Analyze the historical and current value of shipments of each of these product segments in specified applications, end-user and geographical markets.
  • Identify and evaluate the impact of demographic, technological, regulatory and other factors that will drive future demand in each of these segments.
  • Forecast the value of future shipments in each segment.
  • Identify promising new technologies and products still in the development and testing stage that are likely to be commercialized successfully in the next five years.
  • Identify leading HME vendors.
The report has been written for the entire medical and health care interest community, but it is tailored especially for readers with an interest in the marketing and management dimensions of home medical equipment, such as
  • Manufacturers and distributors of HME.
  • Regulators and health insurers.
  • Investors.
  • The financial and analyst community.

Home Medical Equipment Market

Published: March 2012
No. of Pages: 178
Price: Single User License: US$ 4850  Corporate User License: US$8500

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This study was prepared using both primary and secondary research methodologies.  The findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from manufacturers and distributors of HME, multilateral and government agencies, caregivers, insurance companies and other knowledgeable sources.   Interview data were combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company literature and online databases to produce the baseline market estimates contained in this report.
The base year for analysis and projection is 2010.  With 2010 as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2011 to 2016.  These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among primary research sources and our understanding of key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.  The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are described in detail in the section titled Detailed Market Projections.

The author of this report is Andrew McWilliams.  Mr. McWilliams is a partner in the Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm, 43rd Parallel LLC.  In addition to being the author of the previous (2007 and 2010) editions of this report, Mr. McWilliams  is the author of several other Business Communications Company studies of health care and related industries. These include HLC016D Microelectronic Medical Implants: Products, Technologies and Opportunities; HLC036D Medical Robotics and Computer-assisted Surgery: The Global Market;  HLC038C Patient Monitoring; HLC047C Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies; HLC051F The Market for Minimally Invasive Medical Devices; HLC070A Preventive Healthcare Technologies, Products and Markets; and AVM050B Smart and Interactive Textiles.