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Factors such as rising aging population, disabilities from non-communicable diseases, increasing incidences of lifestyle diseases, and high recovery cost from injuries promoting use of patient handling equipment are driving the growth of the European Patient Handling Equipment Market. However, lack of skilled training and knowledge to handle patients and difficulty in handling obese patients are hindering the growth of this market.
The European Patient Handling Equipment Market is segmented on the basis of product, type of care, end user, accessory, and region. On the basis products, the European Patient Handling Equipment Market is broadly segmented into wheelchair and scooters, medical beds, bathroom safety supplies, mechanical equipment, nonmechanical equipment, ambulatory aids, and others (stretchers, transfers, hospital furniture, and evacuation equipment). The wheelchair and scooters segment is bifurcated into wheelchairs and scooters. The wheelchair segment is further bifurcated into manual wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs. The medical beds segment is divided into curative care beds, psychiatric care beds, long-term care beds, and others.
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The European Patient Handling Equipment Market by type of care market is categorized into bariatric care, fall prevention, critical care, wound care, and others (acute care and long-term care). Wound care is the fastest-growing segment of this market. On the basis of end users, the European Patient Handling Equipment Market is classified into home care facilities, hospital, elderly care facilities, and others (emergency medical services, long-term acute care facilities, trauma centers, and nursing homes). Hospitals are the major end users of this market. On the basis of accessories, the market is segmented into lifting accessories, transfer accessories, evacuation accessories, stretcher accessories, hospital-bed accessories, and others (bathroom safety supplies such as safety frames, grab bars, bariatric aids, and shower chairs; and ambulatory aids such as wheeled walkers, lift chairs, folding walkers, and canes). Lifting accessories are the widely used accessories of this market.
The European Patient Handling Equipment Market by region is segmented into Germany, the U.K., France, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, and Rest of Europe (RoE). In 2014, the U.K. accounted for the largest share of the European Patient Handling Equipment Market, followed by Germany. Both markets are estimated to register double-digit growth rates over the next five years.
Major players operating in the European Patient Handling Equipment Market are ArjoHuntleigh, Inc. (Sweden), Guldmann, Inc. (Denmark), Linet, Inc. (Czech Republic), Stiegelmeyer, Inc. (Germany), Handicare, Inc. (Norway), Benmor Medical Ltd. (U.K.), Sidhil Ltd. (U.K.), Spectra Care Group (U.K.), Mangar International Ltd. (U.K.), and Etac Ltd. (U.K.).
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