Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Market: Overview

The rising focus on home care settings for the management of medical conditions and illnesses in patient populations and the growing awareness about elevating patients’ comfort are the key factors driving the evolving demand for durable medical equipment (DME) in various parts of the world. The use of DME is mainly associated with therapeutic benefits and convenience to patients and are not intended for non-medical uses. The rising coverage and reimbursement of durable medical equipment and related services and the growing number of favorable medical policies, especially in developing and developed countries, are factors supporting the rapid expansion of the market. The rising elderly populations who need care is also favoring the uptake of durable medical equipment, witnessed in burgeoning elderly care centers in recent years.

Constant technological advancements by manufactures of durable medical equipment will continue to open new frontiers in the global market. Coupled with this, the rapid pace of commercialization of better durable medical equipment is expected to influence the market growth trajectories over the assessment period. The global durable medical equipment market stood at US$112.30 million in 2016 and is projected to reach a worth of US$228.65 million by 2025 end. The global market is anticipated to expand at a promising CAGR of 8.3% during 2016–2025.

Rise in Incidence of Chronic Ailments bolsters Demand for Monitoring and Therapeutic Devices

Based on equipment type, the durable equipment type is segmented into monitoring and therapeutic devices, bathroom safety devices, personal mobility devices, and medical furniture. Of these, the monitoring and therapeutic devices segment is anticipated to rise at the most attractive CAGR over 2016–2025. The demand for durable medical equipment for monitoring and therapeutics is driven by the extensive demand for managing chronic ailments, particularly diabetes. A burgeoning patient populations with such diseases has propelled the demand for equipment for therapeutic interventions in home care settings, thus fueling the growth of the segment. Monitoring and therapeutic devices are further segmented into blood glucose monitors, oxygen equipment, vital sign monitors, and infusion pumps.

The bathroom safety devices segment is also expected to rise at a promising growth rate over the assessment period. This is attributed to the rising incidence of traumatic injuries and sports injuries. The demand for these durable medical equipment is also bolstered by the growing prevalence of respiratory, oral, orthopedic, and cardiovascular diseases. Technology advancements have upped the safety and comfort of these equipment. The market for medical furniture DME is further segmented into mattress, medical beds, stretchers, and lift chairs, while the broad types of personal mobility devices are wheelchairs, crutches and canes, and walkers.

Hospitals contribute Sizeable Demand Share among End Users of Durable Medical Equipment

Based on end user for durable medical equipment, the market is segmented into hospitals, long-term care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, and home care settings. Of these, the hospital segment led the end user market for durable medical equipment in 2016. This is attributed to a rapidly growing number of hospitals in various parts of the world. Combined with this, rising governmental initiatives in several countries in improving the health care industries is also bolstering the demand for DME in hospitals. Sizeable investments in the industries in several emerging economies is supporting the growth of the segment. Meanwhile, the demand for DME in homecare settings is also rising at a substantial pace over the assessment period.

Demand rising at Promising Pace in Asia Pacific

The various regional markets for durable medical equipment are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Of these North America held the sway in 2016 and was trailed by Europe. The presence of robust healthcare infrastructures plays a potentially positive role in the expansion of these developed markets over the assessment period.

On the other hand, abundant opportunities are emerging in the Asia Pacific durable medical equipment market. This is largely fueled by the rapidly rising incidence of various cancer types. Moreover, the regional market has been potentially benefitting from the rising demand for invasive and non-invasive monitoring devices. The burgeoning demand for negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) pumps and oxygen equipment over the past few years in the region is a case in point.

Global Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Market: Scope and Methodology

This report on the global durable medical equipment (DME) market analyzes the current and future prospects of the market. The report comprises an elaborate executive summary, including a market snapshot that provides overall information of various segments and sub-segments.

The research is a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts along with information collected from telephonic interviews and interactions via e-mails. Secondary research involved study of company websites, annual reports, press releases, stock analysis presentations, and various international and national databases. The report provides market size in terms of US$ Mn for each segment for the period from 2015 to 2025, considering the macro and micro environmental factors. Growth rates in terms of % CAGR from 2017 to 2025 for each segment within the global durable medical equipment (DME) market have been determined after a thorough analysis of past trends, demographics, future trends, technological developments, and regulatory requirements.

A detailed qualitative analysis of factors responsible for driving and restraining market growth and future opportunities has been provided in the market overview section. This section of the report also includes market attractiveness analysis that provides a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global durable medical equipment (DME) market.

Market revenue in terms of US$ Mn for the period between 2015 and 2025 along with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) from 2017 to 2025 are provided for all the segments, considering 2015 as the base year. Market size estimations involved in-depth study of services and product and features of different types of products. Additionally, market related factors such as increase in prevalence of cancer and rare diseases, rise in demand for regenerative and cell-based therapies and historical year-on-year growth have been taken into consideration while estimating the market size.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Market: Segmentation

The durable medical equipment (DME) market has been segmented into three categories, namely by equipment, by end-user and by region. Based on equipment type the market is segmented into personal mobility devices (wheelchairs, crutches & canes, walkers, and others), medical furniture (medical beds, mattress, stretchers, lift chairs, and others), bathroom safety devices (commodes, toilet rails/frames, and others), and monitoring & therapeutic devices (blood glucose monitors, oxygen equipment, vital sign monitors, infusion pumps, and others). While on the basis of end-users, the market is classified into hospitals, long-term care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, home care settings, and others.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Market: Geographical and Competitive Dynamics

Geographically, the global durable medical equipment (DME) market has been segmented into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In addition, the regions have been further segmented by major countries from each region. These include the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand, GCC Countries, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Mexico.

The report also profiles major players in the durable medical equipment (DME) market based on various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, SWOT analysis, key business strategies, product portfolio, and recent developments. Key companies profiled in the report include as Stryker Corporation, Baxter International, Inc. Medtronic plc., Becton, Dickinson and Company, Medline Industries, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Sunrise Medical (US) LLC, ResMed, Inc., Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Inc. (Medical Depot Inc.) and Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

The global durable medical equipment (DME) market is segmented as follows:

Equipment Type

  • Personal Mobility Devices
    • Wheelchairs
    • Crutches & Canes
    • Walkers
    • Others
  • Bathroom Safety Devices
    • Commodes
    • Toilet Rails/Frames
    • Others
  • Medical Furniture
    • Medical Beds
    • Mattress
    • Stretchers
    • Lift Chairs
    • Others
  • Monitoring and Therapeutic Devices
    • Blood Glucose Monitors
    • Oxygen Equipment
    • Vital Sign Monitors
    • Infusion Pump
    • Others

End User

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term Care Centers
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Home Care Settings
  • Others


  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • Israel
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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