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Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market by Product (Air-Assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Devices, Patient Lateral Transfer Slide Sheets, Patient Lateral Transfer Accessories), by Usage, by End User – Global Forecast to 2031

Analysis of Patient Lateral Transfer Devices market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market Outlook

The global patient lateral transfer devices market was valued at around US$ 260 Mn in 2020. Patient lateral transfer devices accounted for close to 1% of the overall hospital devices market in 2020.

Sales of patient lateral transfer and repositioning devices are expected to accelerate at a CAGR of 7% to top a valuation US$ 500 Mn by 2031. Demand for air-assisted lateral transfer devices is high and is set to increase at a CAGR of 6% across the assessment period of 2021 to 2031.

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market Size Value in 2020 US$ 260 Mn
Sales Forecast for Patient Lateral Transfer Devices by 2031 US$ 500 Mn
Global Market Growth Rate (2021 to 2031) CAGR 7%
Share of Top 5 Patient Lateral Transfer Device Manufacturers 50%

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Patient Lateral Transfer Device Sales Analysis from 2016-2020 Vs Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global market for patient lateral transfer equipment was valued at US$ 260 Mn in 2020.

Patient lateral transfer is to move patients between two surfaces such as transferring patients from a bed to a stretcher, from a stretcher to a bed, from a bed to a wheelchair, etc. For caregivers, it can lead to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). Hence, there are various products available to perform the lateral transfer of patients easily, such as patient lateral transfer draw sheets, patient lateral transfer slide sheets, patient lateral transfer belts, patient lateral transfer slide boards, patient lateral transfer turning disks, etc. These products can be used according to the condition of the patient.

To avoid any injuries and risks to both, caregivers and patients, hospitals use patient lateral transfer products in a big way. Manufacturers of patient lateral transfer devices are focusing on designing products that can provide better transfer assistance to patients, and at the same time, minimize the efforts required by caregivers.

With technological advancements, top manufacturers of patient lateral transfer products have also started developing automated devices that can move patients without any manual assistance.

Growing demand for patient handling equipment and rising sales of patient positioning devices are key trends driving overall market growth. All of these factors are expected to drive patient lateral transfer system sales at a 7% CAGR across 2021 to 2031, thereby helping in solving lateral transfer and positioning risk in hospitals.

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What are the Major Factors Fueling Demand for Patient Lateral Transfer Devices?

The term "patient lateral transfer" or "patient lateral repositioning" refers to moving a patient in the least stressful way possible for a caregiver. Reduced friction benefits for both, patients and healthcare personnel by making them feel more at ease in the main factor.

Use of patient transfer accessories is being emphasized by healthcare workers to avoid back injuries caused by hard exertions and uncomfortable postures. Patient lateral transfer devices also help with efficient patient transfer by improving postures while moving partially or completely dependent patients, and this is a key factor driving demand for flexible patient lateral transfer devices.

Growing number of government laws are being enacted around the world to shorten the duration and cost of home healthcare procedures. This will eventually expand the opportunity for home healthcare services in the market for patient lateral transfer devices.

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What Barriers are being Faced by Patient Lateral Transfer Device Suppliers?

To raise knowledge about safe patient handling and enable caregivers to operate transfer devices properly, effective training programs must be adopted. During patient handling procedures, caregivers or patients can sustain injuries due to lack of training.

In addition, if caregivers receive insufficient training, they may gradually change to manual handling as they gain a better understanding of manual handling procedures and find the use of patient handling equipment inconvenient. As a result, demand for patient handling equipment may be limited.

Moreover, because of high administrative costs and capital investments, the cost of health and medical treatment in the healthcare industry is high, which is projected to hinder sales of patient positioning devices to some extent.

Which Regional Market is the Most Profitable for Patient Lateral Transfer Device Manufacturers?

North America is likely to be a major revenue-generating region for patient positioning devices. Revenue in the North American regional market is set to grow 1.3X by 2031.

With rise in the number of caregivers suffering from Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), majority of hospitals in North America have started using various patient lateral transfer products, making it easy to transfer patients.

Rising sales of air-assisted patient transfer devices in Germany, growing demand for air-assisted lateral transfer mattresses in France, and increasing demand for split-leg air-assisted lateral transfer mattresses in Spain are all making a significant contribution to global market growth prospects for patient lateral transfer products and systems.

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What is the Demand Outlook for Patient Lateral Transfer Devices in the U.S.?

The U.S. market for patient lateral transfer devices is expected to increase 1.5X by 2031.

Obesity prevalence among persons aged 20 and older in the United States has increased significantly, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2013 and 2018, prevalence of obesity in the United States climbed from 37.7% to 42.4%, and prevalence of severe obesity increased from 7.7% to 9.2%.

Obesity and overweight are on the rise in the United States, and their prevalence has risen rapidly in the previous three decades. Obese and overweight people are more likely to have significant chronic illnesses that necessitate admission to a healthcare institution as the condition progresses.

Because it is difficult to transport patients laterally, this factor is anticipated to raise demand for patient lateral transfer devices and create opportunities for manufacturers of patient lateral transfer products in the U.S.

How Lucrative is the Market for Patient Lateral Transfer Devices in China?

China has a large geriatric population, which drives demand for patient lateral transfer products. The market in China is expected to grow at a high rate because of well-developed healthcare infrastructure, rising investments by key players, and increase in geriatric population.

Growing prevalence of chronic diseases, presence of major manufacturers of sliding sheets, and rising awareness about the benefits of safe patient management are expected to boost demand for sliding sheets in China.

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Why are Air-assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Highly Sought-after?

Among the various patient lateral transfer devices available in the market, air-assisted transfer devices are likely to be one of the top selling products in the global market. Air-assisted patient transfer device sales are expected to increase 2.2X over the forecast period.

The benefits of air-assisted lateral transfer devices in overcoming persistent issues and preventing the danger of musculoskeletal disorders in caregivers are driving the demand for split-leg air-assisted lateral transfer mattresses and disposable air-assisted lateral transfer mattresses substantially. Air supply units, trolleys, stands, and transfer mat covers are examples of these accessories.

Rising adoption of air-assisted lateral transfer devices for overcoming persistent difficulties while handling patients with special conditions and presence of top manufacturers of reusable air-assisted lateral transfer mattresses are driving market expansion.

Why is Demand for Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Highest from Hospitals?

For patient handling and management, hospitals are well-equipped with the latest technological equipment. Because of growing number of persons with mobility disabilities and increasing senior population, as well as rising number of hospital admissions, hospitals have dominated overall demand for total patient lateral transfer devices.

Rising healthcare infrastructure in emerging economies as well as government assistance are expected to boost demand for patient lateral transfer devices in hospitals even more.

COVID-19 Impact on Industry

The number of surgical procedures dropped considerably as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. However, the number of senior patients with severe COVID-19 illnesses rose, resulting in an increase in hospitalization rates and rise in the number of COVID-19-related deaths.

Furthermore, rising COVID-19 case rates drove demand for patient lateral transfer devices, owing to the vast number of patients admitted to hospitals and the increased need for transportation support in emergency situations to shift patients, particularly the elderly.

Latest trends of patient lateral transfer devices have created a favorable environment for the growth of patient lateral transfer market size in 2021.

Competitive Landscape

Many leading players in the patient lateral transfer market compete with both, global and established local businesses. Furthermore, to compete with existing items, top companies in the patient lateral transfer market are creating and introducing fresh products and technologies, while others are acquiring and partnering with other market-leading organizations.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken initiatives to reward healthcare providers that reduce hospitalization expenses. CMS is pushing healthcare facilities such as nursing homes and home healthcare as part of this program, since they can deliver high-quality care at lower prices (as compared to the cost of hospitalization).

Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Industry Report Scope

Attribute Details
Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Market Analysis Value in US$ Mn, Volume in Units
Key Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East Africa
Key Countries Covered
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • U.K
  • Nordic
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
Key Market Segments Covered
  • Product
  • Usage
  • End User
  • Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • Airpal Inc.
  • Getinge AB
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Medline Industries Inc.
  • McAuley Medical Inc.
  • Sizewise Rentals
  • LLC
  • EZ Way Inc.
  • Alimed Inc.
  • Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.
  • Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.
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Key Segments Covered in Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Industry Research

  • Product        

    • Air-Assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Devices
      • Regular Air-assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Mattresses
      • Split-leg Air-assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Mattresses
      • Half Air-assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Mattresses
      • Reusable Air-assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Mattresses
      • Disposable Air-assisted Patient Lateral Transfer Mattresses
    • Slide Sheets
    • Transfer Accessories
  • Usage           

    • Reusable Patient Lateral Transfer Products
    • Single-use Patient Lateral Transfer Products
  • End User

    • Patient Lateral Transfer Devices for Hospitals
    • Patient Lateral Transfer Devices for Ambulatory surgical Centers
    • Others

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Patient Lateral Transfer Devices Market
  • FACT298MR
  • Nov-2021
  • Healthcare
  • 170 Pages
  • 140 Tables
  • 42 Figures

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The global patient lateral transfer devices market is currently worth more than US$ 260 Mn.

From 2016-2020, sales of patient lateral transfer devices increased at around 4%.

High concerns amongst caregivers and healthcare organizations to avoid injuries involved in manual patient handling is a key trend is driving the sales of patient lateral transfer devices.

Sales of patient lateral transfer devices in Canada are forecasted to top US$ 65 Mn by 2031.

Key players operating in this space are Airpal Inc., Getinge AB, Stryker Corporation, Medline Industries Inc., and McAuley Medical Inc.

With 40% share, North America will largely contribute to the growth of patient lateral transfer devices revenue.

Patient lateral transfer device sales in Germany are expected to rise at a CAGR of 5% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

Air-assisted patient lateral transfer devices account for a share of 50% in the market.

The U.S., China, U.K, Germany, and France are expected to drive most of the demand for patient lateral transfer devices.

Sales of patient lateral transfer devices are expected to expand at a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

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