Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Risk Type (Minimal, High), By Usability (Disposable, Reusable), By Type (Surgical, Non-Surgical, Patient), and Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Nov, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-640-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 73

Industry Insights

The global hospital gowns market size was valued at USD 2.39 billion in 2017. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. Demand for hospital gowns is increasing due to rising number of surgical procedures,growing incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and several initiatives pertaining to hospital gowns taken by major players.

Increasing cases of HAIs due to lack of sanitation and precaution are anticipated to be one of the primary growth stimulants for the market over the forecast period. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in 25 hospitalized patients has at least one HAI every year. Such cases are estimated to create an upswing in the demand for hospital gowns.

U.S. Hospital Gowns Market

Hospital gowns generally provide protection against contamination and lowers the risk of getting HAIs. Furthermore, it also prevents bacterial and other microbial infections entering into the patient’s body. Thus, surgeons also recommend patients to wear gowns during medical procedures. Therefore, this factor is expected to propel the market during the same period.

Improving medical infrastructure and strict government norms regarding patient safety in several countries worldwide are also playing a vital role in the growth of the market. Advancements in healthcare infrastructure are translating into a higher number of patients undergoing surgical procedures. This is likely to work in favor of the market over the coming years.

Type Insights

Based on type, patient gowns are poised to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period. Increasing number of surgeries and rising cases of HAIs are among the key factors projected to contribute to the growth of the segment.

Patient gowns are basically designed for surgical procedures and provide protection against various contaminations. They are designed with properties such as barrier effect, low particle release rates, purity and tensile strength. In addition, they also provide protection against disease transmission, microbial transmission, and fungal transmission.

Patient gowns are available in both reusable and disposable form. Major market players are taking initiatives to redesign and modify surgical gowns with an aim to increase surgeon’s comfort and safety. All these factors collectively are anticipated to supplement the growth of the segment.

Usability Insights

Based on usability, disposable gowns are estimated to command the leading share in the hospital gowns market throughout the forecast horizon. Cost effectiveness and safety assurance of these gowns are expected to keep their demand high through 2025.

Global Hospital Gowns Market

In terms of safety and quality, they are preferred in comparison with reusable ones. In addition, extra cost incurred in washing, bleaching, and conditioning is also avoided in disposable gowns. The material used for disposable gowns are hypo allergic and dermatologically tested that ensures that the risk of contamination & transmission of infection from one patient to another is reduced. Owing to their advantages, demand for these gowns will continue to increase, thereby bolstering the growth of the overall market.

Risk Type Insights

On the basis of risk type, minimal risk hospital gowns are likely to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Large application scope of these gowns is providing a boost to their demand. They are generally used in basic care unit, standard medical unit, as cover gowns for visitors, and for standard isolation. They are also used for research and academic purposes.

They reduce the risk of getting microbial and fungal infections. Diseases such as Hepatitis C (HCV), Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV) are generally acquired through contact with contaminated body fluids. Healthcare workers, especially, are more prone to such contaminations all the time. For instance, as per the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), around 18 million people of the United States are involved in healthcare field. Therefore, with efforts to ensure the safety of healthcare workers, the adoption rate of minimal risk hospital gowns is poised to increase.

Regional Insights

North America was the leading revenue contributor in the global arena in 2017. Increasing number of surgeries in the region and widening base of workers in healthcare field are anticipated to stoke the growth of the regional market.

Hospital gown is an essential requirement in surgical procedures and research field as it reduces the risk of getting contamination and transmission of infections from one patient to another. Furthermore, major market players are also taking initiatives to increase the usage of the product by modifying it. In addition, mounting cases of HAIs are impelling doctors to promote the use of hospital gowns. Strong presence of market players and sophisticated healthcare infrastructure are also projected to play an important role in the growth of the regional market.

Hospital Gowns Market Share Insights

Some of the prominent companies operating in the market are Medline Industries, Inc.; Standard Textile Co., Inc.; Angelica Corporation; AmeriPride Services Inc.; and Cardinal Health. Key players are making efforts to bring innovation in the market in order to sustain the competition.

They are also taking initiatives to modify and redesign hospital gowns with an aim to improve comfort level of patients. Such initiatives are expected to augment the demand for the product among patients.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014  -  2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa

Report coverage

Revenue, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global hospital gowns market report on the basis of type, usability, risk type, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Surgical Gowns

    • Non-Surgical Gowns

    • Patient Gowns

  • Risk Type Outlook (Revenue USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Minimal

    • Low

    • Moderate

    • High

  • Usability Outlook (Revenue USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Disposable

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

    • Reusable

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • MEA

      • Saudi Arabia

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