The upsurge in the demand for products, such as slings, lifts, electric wheelchairs has boosted the patient handling equipment market, which is expected to be worth $23.4 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research.
The high risk of physical injuries in manual lifting of heavy loads was seen as a key growth driver of the patient handling equipment market.
The growing prevalence of injuries such as lower back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are also expected to boost the growth in this sector.
Grand View Research said the advantage and availability of products such as prime Transport Chairs (TC), temperature management systems, and patient transfer solutions, are the factors anticipated to provide lucrative growth to this sector in the near future.
The increasing number of incidences of non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as diabetes, asthma, cancer, stroke – that require patient handling equipment in homecare settings, hospitals and intensive care units – are further expected to boost market growth over the forecast period.
Grand View Research, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Risk management, US