Global Hospital Gowns Market - 2020-2027
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A hospital gown is a long easy fitting and hanging material of clothing worn by patients, hospital staff, doctors, and surgeons. These are usually made of fabric resistant to repetitive laundering in hot water and can be tied at the back with twill tape ties. Hospital gowns reduce the risk of getting contamination and transmission of infections or diseases from one patient to another. Some dresses have snaps along the top of the shoulder and sleeves so that the gown can be removed without disrupting intravenous lines in the patient's arms. Though gowns come in a variety of sizes, to accommodate anything from babies to small and significant adults, few would call a hospital gown flattering attire. They are designed primarily for the convenience of doctors and nurses, instead of to suit the fashion or even privacy needs of patients. On the one hand, this gives doctors and other medical professional's easy access to providing shots in the rear, or to changing patients who have toileting needs.
The market is driven by increasing number of medical surgeries and other clinical systems procedures. An ever-increasing number of individuals are being conceded in the hospitals for the treatment of their infirmities and in this manner need the sterile and clean dress. A hospital gown is commonly a free garment that is worn in a clinical focus by the two patients and medical professionals for cleanliness reasons. This is likewise the fundamental type of apparel for laid up patients.
Also, increasing cases of HAIs due to lack of sanitation and precaution are anticipated to be one of the primary growth stimulants for the market over the forecast period. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least one in 25 hospitalized patients have HAI per year. These cases are expected to cause an upsurge in demand for gowns in hospitals. Improving medical facilities and stringent regulations relating to patient health in many countries around the world also plays a critical role in market development. Advances in the healthcare system turn into more patients performing surgical procedures. This is likely to work in the industry in the years to come.
Increasing government measure towards the safety of the patients can be another vital factor boosting the growth of the global market for hospital gowns in the near future. Besides, the growing healthcare infrastructure is translating into an increase in the number of patients who are undergoing the surgical process. This can be another reason augmenting the growth of this market in the coming years.
With the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the world is set to witness a huge rise in the intake of hospital gowns. Hospital gowns are an essential product to ward off infections and lessen the chance of contracting any contagious disease. As the pandemic spreads fast, a surge in demand for the market happened since the disease first struck. This factor will further drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.
The usage of disposable laboratory coats to avoid the spread of contagious diseases. According to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and ASTM, hospital gown features could have moderate to very high impact on 48% of healthcare workers' compliance among 1,498 infection control professionals. This factor will drive the growth of the market in the forecast period.
Global increase in the incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and other autoimmune diseases due to the factors such as antimicrobial resistance, adoption of unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles, alcohol consumption, and smoking are some of the major factors increasing the hospital admission rate. For instance, according to the National Diabetes Statistic Report 2017, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100.0 million people in the U.S. were living with diabetes or prediabetes conditions. Besides, the WHO reported that in 2016 approximately 1.6 million deaths globally were directly caused due to diabetes. Since hospital gown is one of the essential requirements for hospital admission; thus, an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases is anticipated to impact market growth positively.
Government regulations regarding the material being used for the manufacture of the hospital gowns will hinder the growth of the market in the forecast period. The FDA's rules and should meet applicable voluntary consensus standards for protection. When the manufactures do not follow these standards and regulations, their medical license will be banned by the government. Availability of fake or counterfeit products which is similar in appearance to the standard hospital gowns will also hamper the growth of the market in the forecast period.
The global endocrine testing market is segmented based on type by surgical gowns, surgical isolation gowns, non-surgical gowns, and patient gowns. The surgical gowns segment held the largest market share due to the rising surgical procedures to protect against various contaminations or infections. A surgical gown is a personal protective garment intended to be worn by health care personnel during surgical procedures to protect both the patient and health care personnel from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate matter. Because of the controlled nature of surgical procedures, critical zones of protection have been described by national standards. Also, they protect against disease, microbial, and fungal transmissions. They are primarily available as reusable or disposable. Increase in the number of surgical procedures and cases of hospital-acquired infections are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Some of the key market players are undertaking initiatives to redesign and modify patient gowns to increase their comfort and safety. Similar efforts are anticipated to propel segment growth.
The patient gown segment is expected to have positive market growth due to substantial rise in the chronic diseases among the population worldwide. Patient gowns are designed for long-term patient admissions in hospitals and clinics. They are generally made with designs and fabrics that can help maintain patient comfort and safety and are available as reusable or disposable. Increase in initiatives by major market players is anticipated to propel product demand over the forecast period. For instance, Medstar collaborated with a New York health wear company, Care Wear, which enlisted students from Parsons School of Design to design innovative patient gowns. The company tested these gowns in hospitals for quality assurance before the official launch.
Increase in hospital admissions globally is expected to propel market growth, as patient gowns are an essential requirement in most admission cases. As per the National Statistics U.K., 16.5 million Finished Admission Episodes (FAEs) were recorded from 2016 to 2017. According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), in 2014, around 9,942,000 surgeries were performed in the U.S. within the ambulatory care settings. Hospital gowns can help protect against nosocomial infections to some extent, owing to which, surgeons consistently recommend patients to wear patient gowns. Such factors are expected to boost segment growth over the forecast period.
Surgical isolation gowns segment is anticipated to witness steady growth in the forecast period. Surgical isolation gowns are used when there is a medium to high risk of contamination and a need for larger critical zones than traditional surgical gowns.
Further, the market is also classified based on risk type as tandem minimal risk gowns, low-risk gowns, moderate risk gowns, and high-risk gowns. The minimum risk hospital gowns segment accounts for the highest market share due to enormous application scope of minimal gowns, used in the primary care unit, standard medical unit, as cover gowns for visitors, and standard isolation as well as used for research and academic purposes. They reduce the risk of getting microbial and fungal infections. Diseases such as Hepatitis C, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B are generally acquired through contact with contaminated body fluids. Healthcare workers, especially, are more prone to such contaminations all the time. Therefore, with efforts to ensure the safety of healthcare workers, the adoption rate of minimal risk hospital gowns is poised to increase. These gowns provide high tensile strength, tear resistance, and high breathability. Increasing hospital admissions and research activities are anticipated to boost segment growth over the forecast period.
The high-risk hospitals gowns account for the highest share in the global hospital gowns market. High-risk hospital gowns can help protect against pathogens and infectious diseases during surgical and fluid-intensive procedures. These gowns provide high tensile strength, tear resistance, and high breathability. Increasing hospital admissions and research activities are anticipated to boost segment growth over the forecast period. These hospital gowns help in penetration of all fluids along with virus penetration and a large amount of fluid exposure over long periods.
In August 2020, Duvaltex is ramping up production to offer its full range of high-quality Level 1 and Level 2 gowns and antimicrobial scrub textiles to front-line healthcare workers and their patients in the United States. Made from durable, breathable and soft touch engineered fabrics, Duvaltex's textiles meet the most stringent quality specifications to provide optimal protection against the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate matter.
By region, the global hospital gowns market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. Among all of the regions, North America dominated the global hospital gowns market and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the market in the region is attributed to the increasing number of surgical procedure in the hospitals and clinics likely to influence demand for the global market for hospital gowns market in coming years. Also, the growing number of hospital-acquired infection can be another essential reason propelling the growth of the hospital gowns market in the near future. Besides, dominant market players in the region are undertaking initiatives to increase the use of hospital gowns by offering innovations and modifications.
Furthermore, as per the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, in 2017, around 1.2 million people died globally, accounting for deaths of about 3,242 people per day in road accidents every year. Such instances have considerably surged the hospital admission rate, thereby propelling market growth over the forecast period.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to have third-largest share due to the increasing healthcare infrastructure development in this region and raising awareness about patient safety, and hygiene standards are some of the factors anticipated to drive the market. In India, most of the hospitals have contracts with third parties to manage linen and laundry requirements. The demand for better linen clothing in hospitals has increased in this region due to increasing awareness about maintaining hygiene in hospitals and its role in preventing the transmission of various diseases. These factors are driving the growth of the market in the region.
Increasing incidence of accidents such as road accidents, burns, and trauma events across the globe is anticipated to drive the market. For instance, as per the WHO (2018), around 1,000,000 people get severely or moderately burnt in India per year. Besides, as per NCBI, in 2017, countries such as Bulgaria, Finland, Netherlands, China, Australia, and the U.K. reported a rise in the incidence of burn wounds. This factors would further drive the growth of the market across the globe.
In June 2020, BigfootPPE.com announced that it had inked a deal for an exclusive distributorship for the USA with a top Turkish hospital gown manufacturer. The latter has several years of market experience in making level 2 through level 4 non-sterile and sterile hospital gowns. The company has been doing this for over three decades.
The global hospital gowns market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generation, and opportunities intensify the market competition. Medline Industries Inc., Angelica Corporation, AmeriPride Services Inc., Standard Textile Co. Inc., Cardinal Health, 3M, Atlas Infiniti, Bellcross Industries Pvt. Ltd., Priontex, and, Sara Health Care are the leading market players with significant market share. The major players are using product development, novel product launches, market expansion, and product diversification strategies for holding their position in the market.
The companies are entering into collaborations, mergers, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions to expand their presence and meet the rising demand for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy across the globe. For instance, in August 2019, Medline Inc. announced that the company will launch a new Mid-South distribution center with the help of the State of Mississippi.
In May 2019, Standard Textile Inc., announced that the company has successfully taken over the business of JC Burnham, a Minnesota based company. This acquisition will help in bolstering the current product portfolio of Standard Textile Inc.
In April 2019, Cardinal Health, one of the prominent names in the global hospital gowns market acquired mscripts, a company that offers patient engagement and adherence solutions with the help of easy to use and innovative web-based and mobile health management platform.