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Ambulance Services Market (By Mode of Transport - Ground Ambulance Services, Air Ambulance Services and Water Ambulance Services, By Emergency Type - Emergency Ambulance Services and Non-Emergency Ambulance Services and By Equipment Type - Advance Life Support (ALS) Ambulance Services and Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance Services) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019

Ambulance services help transport medically injured or ill patients to-and-from hospitals to ensure timely health check-up and treatment by healthcare professionals. These services are availed by patients directly or by hospitals and other organizations. According to an article published in daily newspaper of the U.S., around 17.3 million emergency patient transports occurred in the year 2012 across the world. Thus, increasing number of emergency cases remains one of the major drivers expected to augment the growth of this market. Further, increasing geriatric population and rise in prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes are some other key reasons held responsible for increasing the demand for ambulance services. Favorable reimbursement scenario, entrance of new ambulance service providers globally and increasing home healthcare are also anticipated to drive the market for ambulance services. Hence, on account of aforementioned factors the global market for ambulance services is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2013 to 2019 to reach an estimated value of USD 29,784.4 million in 2019. However, imposition of strict regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for air ambulance may set back the overall growth of ambulance services market. 

The market for ambulance services has been segmented based on the mode of transport as ground ambulance services, air ambulance services and water ambulance services. Similarly, the market has also been classified on the basis of emergency types such as emergency ambulance services and non-emergency ambulance services. Furthermore, based on equipment types that are installed in an ambulance, the market has been subdivided as advanced life support (ALS) ambulance services and basic life support (BLS) ambulance services. Of these, market for air ambulance services has been estimated to foresee the highest CAGR during the forecast period 2013 to 2019. Growth of this ambulance service is observed due to rising medical tourism in countries such as India, Brazil and Thailand coupled with entrance of large number of players for providing air ambulance services. Also, fees for availing air ambulance services results in high revenue generation.

Further, emergency ambulance services market accounted for the largest share by revenue in 2012 and is also expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. ALS ambulance services market among the equipment types is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing number of emergency cases for which ALS ambulances are utilized extensively will undoubtedly propel the growth of this market. Similarly, shifting trends for utilizing ALS ambulances by hospitals for patients would also augment the growth of this market.

Geographically, North America and Europe accounted for the largest share of the global ambulance services market, capturing more than 80% of the global market in 2012. This large market share of these two regions is justified by the presence of huge number of ambulance service providers in these regions. On the other hand during 2013 to 2019, Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR. The growth of this region is witnessed due to increasing geriatric population coupled with rising incidences of chronic diseases. The major players operating in the market include Envision Healthcare Corporation, Falck A/S, Rural/Metro Corporation, Air Methods Corporation and Acadian Ambulance Service.

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The report on ambulance services market studies the current as well as future prospects of the market globally. Ambulances help rescue injured or medically ill patients by transporting them to medical treatment centers. Earlier carts were used for the transportation of patients by manual powers. Ambulances were first utilized for an emergency transport in 1487 in the battlefield of Spain. Advancements in technology throughout 19th and 20th centuries led to the development of self-powered ambulances. Earlier the utilization of ambulances were majorly in the battlefield, however with increasing incidences of various severe medical conditions coupled with modernization in ambulances, their usage also started for transportation of patients to-and-from hospitals. Ambulance Services Market report comprises an elaborate executive summary, which includes a market snapshot that provides an overall information of various segments and sub-segments that have been covered in the global ambulance services market report. The report provides an overall information and data analysis of the global ambulance services market with respect to market segments based on various parameters such as mode of transport, type of emergency, type of equipment and the major geographic markets.

The global ambulance services market based on the mode of transport has been segmented as: ground ambulance services, air ambulance services and water ambulance services. The market for these ambulance services has been extensively analyzed based on various parameters such as usefulness, effectiveness, uptake by patient population coupled with hospitals, sales revenue of the services based on the mode of transport, number of transports, number of ambulances and their geographic presence. This section of the report on the ambulance services market also provides % compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each market segment for the forecast period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year.

Ambulance services market has also been segmented based on emergency type as: emergency ambulance services and non-emergency ambulance services. The market for these emergency type has been extensively analyzed based on number of each services availed by and for patients and their geographic distribution. The market size and forecast in terms of USD million for each emergency type has been provided for the period 2011 to 2019. This section of the report on the ambulance services market also provides % compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each market segment for the forecast period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year.

Based on the type of equipment equipped in the ambulance, the market has been segmented as: advance life support (ALS) ambulance services and basic life support (BLS) ambulance services. The market for these equipment based ambulance services has been extensively analyzed based on number of ALS and BLS equipment sold to ambulance industry and number of patients who require these equipment while transportation. The market size and forecast in terms of USD million for each emergency type has been provided for the period 2011 to 2019. This section of the report on the ambulance services market also provides % compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each market segment for the forecast period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year.

Geographically, the report studies the global market for ambulance services, with respect to four main regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (USD million) for the period 2011 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year, have been provided for this segment of the report. The report also provides the compounded annual growth rate (% CAGR) for the forecast period 2013 to 2019.

The market overview section of the report discusses the market dynamics that include drivers, restraints and opportunities influencing the market. Also, this section covers market attractiveness analysis (by geography) for the year 2012 and Porter’s five forces analysis for the global ambulance services market. Heat map analysis for the major players operating in this market has also been provided for the year 2012 in the competitive landscape section, followed by a list of recommendations for the existing and new players of the global ambulance services market. In addition, the report also profiles key players of the market on various parameters such as business overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies and recent developments of the respective company. Some of the prominent players in the ambulance services market that have been profiled in this report include Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., Air Methods Corporation, Dutch Health BV, Envision Healthcare Corporation, Falck A/S, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Rural/Metro Corporation.

The global ambulance services market has been segmented as below:
  • Ambulance Services Market, by Mode of Transport
    • Ground Ambulance Service
    • Air Ambulance Service
    • Water Ambulance Service
  • Ambulance Services Market, by Equipment
    • Advance Life Support (ALS)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Ambulance Services Market, by Emergency Type
    • Emergency
    • Non-emergency
  • Ambulance Services Market, by Geography
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)


 
 
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