Operating Table Market Expected to Grow

Operating Table Market Expected to Grow

Mon Nov 02 2015By Medical Dealer Magazine



Operating tables are a basic and important part of health care delivery around the world. An increased worldwide awareness of the need for quality health care as well as the increased life spans of individuals in developed nations are among factors that attribute to the growing number of surgeries being performed each year.

The operating table market is a segment of the global operating room equipment market that continues to show growth. Researchers predict the market will continue to reach new heights through 2020.

“The global operating room equipment market is growing substantially due to increasing investment in research and development for the expansion of technologically advanced equipment, rapid transformation from conventional to hybrid operating rooms and growing medical tourism in emerging economies,” according to a report from P&S Market Research. “Massive unexplored market in operating room equipment industry of developing economies are creating ample opportunities for the operating room equipment market to grow at a considerable rate in coming years.”

“The advanced research and development facilities, and innovative product developments by the companies are propelling the growth of the operating room equipment industry. Operating rooms are exclusively tailored rooms in a hospital to execute surgical operations and boost better patient care,” the report adds. “In addition, technologically advanced equipment enhances operational efficiency by endowing health care professionals and surgeons. It comprises of especially designed equipment, such as operating tables, operating room lights, high-resolution and high-definition surgical imaging displays, and surgical booms.”

The operating table segment of the overall operating room equipment market is expected to see growth over the next five years powered by new advances and an increase in the number of surgeries being performed. The operating tables segment of the market is also the largest in terms of market size, according to P&S Market Research.

“Operating tables are further segmented on the basis of types as standard operating table and specialty operating tables. Specialty operating tables are expected to grow at the faster rate during the forecast period due to increasing demand for specialty operating tables,” according to the report.

In addition, an increasing number of ambulatory surgical centers, an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and increasing health care expenditure are also stimulating the growth of the operating table market.

However, the high cost of tables and equipment and the presence of alternatives, including refurbished or used operating room tables, are limiting the growth of the overall operating room equipment market to some extent, according to P&S Market Research.

Geographically, North America will be leading the global operating room equipment market in the coming years, due to demand created by the increasing number of operating rooms and the introduction of technologically advanced equipment.



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