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Global market study on HAI control: cleaning and sterilisation to witness highest growth by 2020
A new report by Reportlinker on hospital-acquired infections, predicts that cleaning and sterilisation will witness their highest growth by 2020.
The report notes that a lack of proper sanitation in hospitals, poor infrastructure, and a lack of awareness amongst healthcare workers are some of the common causes that are boosting the number of HAI cases, as are the lack of training and poor infection control practices in hospitals. It also notes that other factors influencing the spread of HAIs include age and nutritional status, saying that the elderly and those suffering from malnutrition have decreased levels of immunity and thus are more prone to acquire HAIs.
Globally, it reports, factors such as increasing government initiatives for controlling HAIs and rising prevalence of HAI cases have helped in the growth of the market that has emerged to fight the spread of HAIs. It says that North America dominates the global HAI market, with the US representing the largest market for HAI control in the North American region. This is due to technical advancements and more focus on improved healthcare facilities in the region. Asia is expected to experience high growth rate in the next five years in the HAI control market. This is due to high prevalence of HAIs in the region and the increasing demand for improved healthcare facilities.
Some of the major factors that are driving the global market for HAI control include the growing prevalence of HAIs, increasing initiatives by government and non-government organisations and the growing aging population. However, factors such as a lack of primary healthcare infrastructure in developing countries and a lack of awareness about HAIs are restraining the global HAI control market. The report notes that the rising number of product launches and the increasing popularity of gas plasma sterilisation technology are some of the latest trends that have been observed in the global HAI control market.
This report provides in-depth analysis and estimation of the HAI control market for the period 2014 to 2020, considering 2013 as the base year for calculation. In addition, data pertaining to current market dynamics including market drivers, restraints, trends and strategic developments has been provided in the report.
The HAI control market is categorised on the basis of type of method, types of cleaning and sterilisation techniques, diagnostics techniques, treatments, diseases and geography.
Cleaning and sterilisation techniques comprise instrument sterilisation, wide-area sterilisation and the disinfection of linen and when it comes to environmental treatment, air treatment, water treatment and chemical treatment are covered. Diagnostic techniques include manual testing, automated testing and confirmation testing.
In the geographical analysis, the report identifies and analyses market size and forecasts regarding North America, Europe, Asia and Rest of the World (Row). North America is further segmented into the US and rest of North America. Similarly, Europe is further segmented into Germany, France, the UK and rest of Europe. Asia is further segmented into China, Japan and rest of Asia.
Companies involved in the sector have been profiled on the basis of attributes such as company overview, recent developments, growth strategies, sustainability and financial overview.
3rd September 2015