The global medical gowns market size will reach $16 billion by 2025, representing an annual growth rate of 9%. Based on value shipment, the global market is expected to observe an absolute growth of 69% during the forecast period. Several factors are likely to influence the growth of the market, which include the rising number of surgical procedures for several diseases and the potential risk reduction for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The increase in donations of medical gowns to healthcare workers is another key factor contributing to the market growth across the globe. Furthermore, the outbreak of new pandemic such as COVID-19 will drive the future growth of the market. With the increasing focus on coronavirus laboratory testing, there is a high requirement for medical gowns worldwide. Moreover, with the number of coronavirus cases growing, countries are rushing for panic buying and hoarding of PPE kits due to the fear of the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
- The surgical gowns market by revenue will witness an incremental growth of over $3 billion by 2025 due to a high level of barrier protection from viruses and microbes.
- The moderate risk segment by value shipment to grow at the highest CAGR of over 9% during the period 2019–2025 on account of the increasing surgical procedures.
- In terms of volume, the medical disposable gown segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of over 10% during the period 2019–2025.
- In terms of revenue, APAC is likely to grow at the fastest rate, registering a CAGR of over 11% during the forecast period, which is driven by public and private initiatives, increased investment in healthcare R&D, and better access to pharmaceutical and medical device products.
MEDICAL GOWNS MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Product type
- Power source
INSIGHTS BY PRODUCT
In terms of volume, the surgical gown segment is likely to reach over five billion units by 2025. The growth can be attributed to several factors, including the high number of orthopedic, laparoscopic, bariatric, gynecological, and gastrointestinal (GI) surgeries, the increasing geriatric population, the rising popularity of minimally invasive surgeries, and technological advancements for medical procedures.
In 2019, based on volume, the patient gowns segment accounted for over 38% of the global market. The use of patient robes facilitates the identification process in the healthcare facility, which contributes to objectification with a focus on disease and symptoms. Also, they offer immense comfort and protection during medical examinations or surgical procedures to the patient. Enhancements in materials, which include disposable multilayer patient gowns are fluid-resistant, comfortable, and breathable with soft, fabric-like material that requires no maintenance, are expected to contribute to the market growth.
The non-surgical gowns segment accounted for over 18% of the global medical gowns market. Based on volume, the segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period. The segment mainly includes general isolation, general procedure, and chemotherapy gowns. The emergence of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, pandemic influenza, avian influenza, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and SARS has highlighted the need for effective personal protective equipment (PPE) kits such as isolation gowns for HCPs, patients, and visitors.
INSIGHTS BY RISK LEVEL
In 2019, the moderate risk segment held the largest volume share of 43%. These gowns are intended for procedures such as arterial blood drawing. Therefore, with the significant burden of diseases and HAIs while treating such diseases need effective management with dedicated PPE such as moderate risk level medical gowns. Moreover, the exposure to pathogenic microorganisms harbored in the blood, body fluids, and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) that lead to occupationally acquired infections (OAIs) is driving HCPs to don adequate PPE with moderate risk level medical gowns to protect themselves in-patient care and surgical surroundings.
Minimal risk medical gowns are primarily used in basic care, standard isolation wards, or in standard medical units. They are effective in protecting the wearer against a small volume of liquid. The increasing incidence/prevalence of acute and chronic diseases has triggered healthcare providers to develop several innovative surgical techniques such as MI procedures for the treatment of such diseases. Although the MI surgery technique uses smaller surgical incisions and is generally less risky than traditional surgery, there are risks of complications associated with anesthesia, bleeding, and infection, which is increasing the demand for the hospital gowns.
In 2019, the high-risk segment constituted 23% volume of the global medical gowns market share. High-risk medical gowns are mainly used during long, fluid intense procedures and surgeries when the pathogen resistance is needed, or infectious diseases, particularly non-airborne, are suspected. The rise in complex and high-risk surgical procedures such as bariatric surgeries, coronary revascularization, and surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) needs high-level barrier protection. Therefore, the use of high-risk products is critical for such procedures to protect both HCPs and patients to prevent the risk of infection.
INSIGHTS BY USABILITY
In 2019, the disposable segment by volume accounted for over 78% share of the global hospital gowns market. Disposable hospital gowns are widely preferred in the healthcare industry. The segment is expected to grow as the material is high on comfort, safety, barrier performance, and reliability. Also, they offer antibacterial assurance and environmental safety. Such barrier effectiveness while providing quality patient care is a key factor for the high uptake of disposable ones. Also, the majority of these products are manufactured from polypropylene, which is a by-product of petrochemical with recyclable and environment-friendly properties. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of disposable materials is highly recommended to reduce contaminations in healthcare systems.
The reusable gowns constituted over 21% of the global medical gowns market share. Reusable gowns could have significantly more environmental benefits than disposable ones. Healthcare facilities can add quantitative benefits directly to their sustainability scorecards. The use of reusable material reduces energy consumption, decreases greenhouse gas emission, brings blue water consumption down, and diminishes solid waste generation. Also, reusable products offer significant healthcare cost savings over disposable ones.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
North America's medical gowns market will reach a revenue of over $41 billion by 2020. The region has witnessed an increase in the number of several advanced surgical procedures for treating acute and chronic diseases. Around 60% increase in atherectomy procedures for treating CVDs were reported among Medicare beneficiaries between 2011 and 2014 in the region. The US is the major revenue contributor to the global hospital gowns market. The country holds the highest market value due to better healthcare accessibility and healthcare coverage and spend. The US market is growing at a significant rate due to the increase in the prevalence of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and pandemics such as COVID-19. Moreover, favorable government recommendations for wearing medical robes to avoid infections in healthcare settings is another factor driving the market growth in the country.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The globa market is highly competitive, dynamic, and characterized by the presence of several global, regional, and local vendors, offering a diverse range of products to end-users. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of companies manufacturing medical gowns increased exponentially, especially in the APAC region. Most key players, including Cardinal Health, Owens & Minor, 3M, Kimberly-Clark, Medline Industries, Standard Textile, Aramark, and Angelica have demonstrated consistent growth over the last few years. Moderate to a high growth of major players will continue to boost the global market growth for medical gowns.
This market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
Segmentation by Product
By Risk Level
- Minimal and Low
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia