To know the impact of COVID-19 On Ambulance Stretchers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Manual Stretchers, Electric Powered Stretchers, Others), By Application (Hospitals, EMS), Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2027 Market
Market Size Forecast Scenarios (Optimistic, Baseline and Pessimistic) 2021-2027
The global Ambulance Stretchers market in terms of revenue was worth of USD 253.32 Million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 361.36 Million in 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.52% from 2021 to 2027. The global Ambulance Stretchers market is expected to grow at a significant growth rate due to number of driving factors.
The Ambulance Stretchers is an apparatus used for shifting patients who need medical care. Ambulance Stretchers are used in an ambulance to bring patients while transportation, either for emergency or non-emergency transportation. These stretchers are also termed as ambulance trolleys; they may be pneumatic, manual, or electric in nature. Manual stretchers are the ones that need a paramedical to manage and operate. These comprise the mechanical auto-loading stretchers, that is not driven. Pneumatic stretchers are also identified as hydraulic stretchers. The movement of these stretchers is monitored by a hydraulic mechanism connected to them. These stretchers can also be the hybrid type which is battery powered and have a hydraulic mechanism. The electric stretchers require battery power for the working of the mechanics of the stretcher. Moreover, emergency medical facilities use these stretchers for organizing out-of-hospital patients. Thus, stretchers used in ambulances necessary to be light, robust, and consistent to support personnel in conscientiously handling patients.
COVID-19 has shown a positive impact on global Ambulance Stretchers market owing to the growing number of COVID-19 patients resulted in a state of emergency requiring urgent transferal of patients to hospitals which is increasing the demand for Ambulance Stretchers.
Global Ambulance Stretchers Market: Market Player Analysis
- Stryker Corporation
- Hill-Rom Services Inc.
- Fu Shun Hsing Technology Co. Ltd.
- Ferno-Washington Inc.
- Dragon Industry (ZJG) Co. Ltd.
- Narang Medical Limited
- GF Health Product Inc.
- Jiangsu Rixin Medical Equipment Co. Ltd.
The study provides a crucial view of the global Ambulance Stretchers market by segmenting the market based on type, application and region & country level. Based upon the Type, global Ambulance Stretchers market is segmented into Manual Stretchers, Electric Powered Stretchers, and Others. Based upon Application, the market is segmented into Hospitals, and EMS.
The global Ambulance Stretchers market research reports segments as follows:
Global Ambulance Stretchers Market: By Type
- Manual Stretchers
- Electric Powered Stretchers
Global Ambulance Stretchers Market: By Application
The regions covered in this global Ambulance Stretchers market report are Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Based on country level, the market of Ambulance Stretchers is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, India, SouthEast Asia, GCC, South Africa, etc.
Increasing Geriatric population coupled with rising number of chronic conditions, enhanced government spending on healthcare, growing medical tourism, and rising prevalence of Covid-19 cases globally are some of the major factors driving the market growth. In addition, the growing aging population is one of the foremost factors boosting the market for Ambulance Stretchers. Age is a crucial issue for expanding cardiovascular, metabolic diseases, and many more diseases. Due to this, the aging population is more prone to develop recurring diseases. For instance, according to World Population Ageing 2019, there were around 703 million persons aged 65 years or over in the global population in 2019, this number is estimated to double to 1.5 billion in 2050. Several vital diseases such as arthritis, heart attacks, stroke, osteoporosis, and obesity are related to people with older age. Patients affected by such diseases may need emergency as well as non-emergency ambulance services. In addition, road accidents are precipitously rising, necessitating immediate medical attention and ambulance facilities. For example, according to Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) May 2021, Road traffic accidents account for the 9th leading cause of deaths worldwide. Around 3700 people die on the road of the world every day and approximately 1.3 million accidents occur in road crashes every year and moreover 20-50 million get injured or disabled. Road accidents in the world have increased in high proportion and these victims require urgent medical attention and ambulance facilities to bring the casualties to hospitals. Significantly, increasing incidence of road accidents is therefore likely to boost the growth of the Ambulance Stretchers market over the forecast period. However, factors such as the high cost of ambulance services and lack of skilled professionals in the emergency services may hamper the growth of the market growth. In spite of that, increasing number of product offerings and technological advancements in this field may create more growth opportunities for the market.
The Type segment of the global Ambulance Stretchers market is dominated by manual stretchers drive with the largest market share of XX.XX% in 2020. The application segment of the global Ambulance Stretchers Market is dominated by hospital with the largest market share of 81.26 % in 2020.
North America is expected to dominate the global Ambulance Stretchers market and held the largest share owing to the presence of various key players, rising demand for high-quality healthcare services, well-established healthcare infrastructure, and favorable reimbursement policies & regulatory improvements in the healthcare sector in this region. For instance, according to The CommonWealth Fund 2019, the U.S. spent over 16.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on health care. Per capita health spending exceeded nearly $10,000 in the U.S. more than two times higher than other countries. Likewise, Part B of Medicare encompasses about 80.0% of the Medicare-approved amount for medically needed emergency and non-emergency ambulance services.
Asia pacific is projected to witness a fastest growth in the global Ambulance Stretchers Market due increasing incidence of road accidents, and surge in cases of Covid-19 in this region. Surge in cases of Covid-19 is one of the most important factors which is highly contributing to the growth of Ambulance Stretchers market. For instance, according to the WHO, in 2021, there are around 51,414,015 Covid-19 cases and about 5,393,694 active cases while nearly 718,227 people cause deaths in Asia Pacific. As number of Covid-19 patients are increasing at high level in Asia Pacific and this led to increasing demand for ambulance service. Patient affected with Covid-19 suffers from loss of oxygen which extremely need ambulance emergency service. The demand for ambulance services during the pandemic resulted the optimal supply of stretchers. Thus, surge in cases of Covid-19 is boosting the growth of Ambulance Stretchers Market in Asia Pacific. Likewise, rising incidence of road accidents is another factor enhancing the growth of Ambulance Stretchers Market. According to Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific 2019, around 1,35 million road crashes occurred in Asia Pacific which was around 3,700 fatalities a day. The road accidents victims require urgent medical attention as well as ambulance service which is eventually fueling the growth of Ambulance Stretchers Market in Asia Pacific.
Europe is expected to witness a significant growth over the forecast period due to high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in this region. For example, according to Eurostat 2020, There were 1.68 million deaths from diseases of the circulatory system in the EU-27 while 45 000 heart bypasses were conducted in Germany in 2018.
Market Trends of Global Ambulance Stretchers market
Ambulance Stretchers are lifesaving equipments which are used by paramedic operators. An Ambulance Stretchers is used for transportation and caring patients. There are two types of Ambulance Stretchers available such as transport stretchers and emergency stretchers. Among this, emergency stretchers are used in ambulances that has wheels that make transportation over pavement easier and has a lock inside the ambulance and straps to secure the patient during transport to hospitals. Growing production of Ambulance Stretchers, increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, expanding medical tourism, rising number of hospitals and ambulance facilities, increasing number of patients with accidents, chronic diseases, disabilities, growing geriatric population and initiatives by government in development of advance emergency equipment are some major factors expected to drive the growth of global Ambulance Stretchers market over the forecast period. Also, growth of Ambulance Stretchers is expected to increase rapidly in the upcoming years due to the growing number of initiatives taken by key players to develop more technologically advanced emergency products such as hydraulic transport stretcher and pneumatic stretchers.
Some of the major trends of the global Ambulance Stretchers market are as follows:
Electric Stretcher: This is specially designed to offer outstanding safety, patient comfort and quality. It combines the functionality of a hospital bed with the mobility and durability of a stretcher. Electric Stretcher is versatile which can easily convert manual to electric operation that gives the caregiver the flexibility to handle any situation as patient needs change. This stretcher has very flexibility features including an optional active hand brake, an integrated IV pole transport device and the steering plus system for crisp cornering and control.
POWERFlexx Hydraulic Cot: It is an emergency patient-handling device designed to transport a patient in a ground-based ambulance. It has electronically controlled, power-lift system which helps to reduce the risk of back injury to medical service personnel by hydraulically raising and lowering the cot.
Automatic Loading Emergency Stretcher: This kind of stretcher comes in various height, and it is nice for slope and can adapt to different height of ambulance. Its height is controlled by handles at both side of the stretcher. It is made of high strengthen aluminium alloy and can load 159kgs.The stretcher back is adjustable by gas spring, and the foamed cushion has a pillow which makes it very comfortable to patient. Only one person can pull the stretcher to ambulance, so it saves manpower’s. It is furnished with collapsible rails, safety belts, fix device and adjustable IV stand.
Hydraulic Patient Transfer Stretcher: The Hydraulic Patient Transfer Stretcher (S-H-300) offers caregivers the control needs in the emergency environment. The stretchers can be used to various positions such as lowering, raising, trendelenburg and reverse trendelenburg by actuating the hydraulic pistons. Its back section is adjustable through the use of gas springs and the knee gatch can be raised and lowered with an optional manual crank. This stretcher is made of carbon steel. It is painted by an electrostatic spray (powder-coat). The base cover of stretcher is made from injection moulded ABS plastic and the locking siderails are made from a combination of steel, aluminium extrusion and plastic parts for increased durability and to facilitate easy cleaning. The stretcher has IV pole, bumper wheels and actuator dust covers to protect the hydraulic actuators.
Non-Magnetic Mobile Transporter Cot: In the situation where a patient needs an immediate MRI, there are unique Ambulance Stretchers available that have been constructed to be safe for use with MR Conditional at 3-Tesla or less. They're non-magnetic, but still maintain other useful features like adjustable backrests, an X-frame, and incredible mobility. These are designed for use in MRIs (MR Conditional at 3-Tesla or less) and in specialized medical treatment areas where the cot must be non-magnetic. It's safe for use with MRI equipment, so there's no need to shift or transfer the patient.
Folding Emergency Stretcher: The folding emergency stretcher is an ideal for moving the patients to hospitals or ambulance. It can be used by the rescue team in case of flood, fire and other emergency crises. The stretcher bed contains one of foldable support rails for collapsible storage of the stretcher bed. It is made from the quality material with the durable strength to carry maximum weight. It has a powerful grip to hold the stretcher with non-slip hold.
Bariatric Transport Cot: Special care is needed for patients who are over a certain weight limit and investing in a bariatric-style cot can increase preparedness. Bariatric Ambulance Stretchers are lower to the ground to make loading the patient easier and have strong push/pull handles to help transport the patient quickly. It features belt extensions, a safety bar, a pneumatically assisted backrest, and seven height positions.
Ambulance Chair-Cot: Ambulance Stretchers need to be accommodating to different types of emergency scenarios, including those where the patient needs to sit up during transport, instead of lying down. Therefore, a stretcher with an adjustable foot and head section is a plus. This versatile feature allows responders to quickly secure a patient to the stretcher, and transport them down sets of stairs or around narrow areas, all without sacrificing mobility or the lightweight frame. It is a spring-loaded frame that can quickly transform from chair to stretcher in seconds. With a swing-up undercarriage, it allows for "one-man" use, leaving responders with more room and hands for life-saving equipment.
Incubator Transporter: Transporting the tiniest patients requires the safest, most reliable equipment possible. It is intended for use with infant transport incubators. When it comes to transporting infants, these Incubator transporters are best in class. These are suitable for air and ground transportation, eliminates lifting for caregivers and provides a level, stable surface for any kind of incubator. Many added features make it highly manoeuvrable and automated, allowing first responders to focus their attention on patient care.
X-Frame Ambulance Cot: Most Ambulance Stretchers are incredibly durable, while also remaining lightweight for easy loading and unloading of the patient. An aluminium X-frame is recommended, as the X-frame can quickly be collapsed during the loading process. Shock frames are a plus, making the loading process more comfortable for the patient and less arduous on the responders. They only feature a fully aluminium frame but are also equipped with the shock absorbing feature. They are lightweight, durable, and has an adjustable backrest.
HF5113- Stretcher for Ambulance Car: This stretcher is specially designed for ambulance car. It is a high-quality product and trusted all across the globe. It is very popular because of flexible, excellent product quality.
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