Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Surgical, Patient, Non-surgical), By Usability (Disposable, Reusable), By Risk Type (Minimal, Low, Moderate, High), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Aug, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-640-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 76

Report Overview

The global hospital gowns market size was valued at USD 2.7 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.0% from 2020 to 2027. Growing number of surgeries globally is a key factor expected to drive the market over the forecast period. For instance, as per Mölnlycke Health Care AB, 70 million surgical procedures are performed every year in Europe. As such, hospital gowns-being an essential requirement for surgical procedures-are expected to witness high demand over the forecast period. According to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), in 2014, around 9,942,000 surgeries were performed in the U.S. within the ambulatory care settings. Hospital gowns can help protect against nosocomial infections to some extent, owing to which, surgeons consistently recommend patients to wear patient gowns. Such factors are expected to drive market growth.

The U.S. Hospital Gowns Market Size

Increasing incidence of HAIs due to lack of sanitation and precaution is one of the leading factors contributing to market growth. For instance, as per the CDC, about one in 25 hospital patients contract at least one HAI every year. Hospital gowns provide general protection against contamination and can help lower the risk of contracting HAIs. Furthermore, they can prevent bacterial and other microbial infections from entering a patient’s body. Thus, surgeons recommend patients to wear gowns before medical procedures. These factors are anticipated to propel market growth over the forecast period.

Global increase in incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and other autoimmune diseases due to the factors such as antimicrobial resistance, adoption of unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles, alcohol consumption, and smoking are some of the major factors increasing the hospital admission rate. For instance, according to the National Diabetes Statistic Report 2017, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100.0 million people in the U.S. were living with diabetes or prediabetes conditions. In addition, the WHO reported that in 2016 approximately 1.6 million deaths globally were directly caused due to diabetes. Since, hospital gown is one of the essential requirements for hospital admission, thus, increase in prevalence of chronic diseases is anticipated to positively impact market growth.

Increasing incidence of accidents such as road accidents, burns, and trauma events across the globe is anticipated to drive the market. For instance, as per the WHO (2018), around 1,000,000 people get severely or moderately burnt in India per year. In addition, as per NCBI, in 2017, countries such as Bulgaria, Finland, Netherlands, China, Australia, and the U.K. reported a rise in the incidence of burn wounds. Furthermore, as per the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, in 2017, around 1.2 million people died globally, accounting for deaths of around 3,242 people per day in road accidents every year. Such instances have considerably surged the hospital admission rate, thereby propelling market growth over the forecast period.

Product Insights

The surgical gowns led the market and accounted for more than 55.0% share of the global revenue in 2019. Surgical gowns are designed for surgical procedures to protect against various contaminations or infections. They are designed with properties such as barrier effect, low particle release rates, purity, and tensile strength. In addition, they protect against disease, microbial, and fungal transmissions. They are primarily available as reusable or disposable. Increase in number of surgical procedures and cases of hospital-acquired infections are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Some of the key market players are undertaking initiatives to redesign and modify patient gowns to increase their comfort and safety. Similar initiatives are anticipated to propel segment growth.

The patient gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Patient gowns are designed for long-term patient admissions in hospitals and clinics. They are generally made with designs and fabrics that can help maintain patient comfort and safety and are available as reusable or disposable. Increase in initiatives by major market players is anticipated to propel product demand over the forecast period. For instance, Medstar collaborated with a New York health wear company, Care+Wear, which enlisted students from Parsons School of Design to design innovative patient gowns. These gowns were tested by the company in hospitals for quality assurance before official launch. Increase in hospital admissions globally is expected to propel market growth, as patient gowns are an essential requirement in most admission cases. As per National Statistics U.K., 16.5 million Finished Admission Episodes (FAEs) were recorded from 2016 to 2017. Such factors are expected to boost segment growth over the forecast period.

Risk Type Insights

The high risk gowns segment led the hospital gowns market and accounted for more than 29.0% share of the global revenue in 2019. High-risk hospital gowns can help protect against pathogens and infectious diseases during surgical and fluid-intensive procedures. These gowns provide high tensile strength, tear resistance, and high breathability. Increasing hospital admissions and research activities are anticipated to boost segment growth over the forecast period.

The minimal risk gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Minimal risk hospital gowns are used in basic care units, standard medical units, standard isolation, and as cover gowns for visitors, as well as for research and academic purposes. They help reduce the risk of microbial and fungal infections. Diseases such as hepatitis B and C, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and HIV are generally acquired through contact with contaminated body fluids. Such diseases are a regular risk for healthcare personnel due to the nature of their work. As per NCBI in 2015, around 18.0 million individuals in the U.S. are involved in the healthcare field.

Usability Insights

The disposable gowns led the market and accounted for more than 65.0% share of the global revenue in 2019. Disposable hospital gowns are intended for one-time use and are considered to be a cost-effective alternative. In terms of safety and quality, disposable gowns are preferred over reusable ones. Furthermore, extra cost of washing, bleaching, and conditioning can be avoided by using disposable gowns. The materials used for making disposable gowns are hypo allergic and dermatologically tested. Disposable gowns also help reduce the risk of contamination and transmission of infection from one patient to another. All these advantages are expected to help boost segment growth over the forecast period.

Global hospital gowns market share

The reusable gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Reusable gowns are made of liquid-resistant polyester or carbon fabric. They are biocompatible, tear-resistant, highly sterilizable, and can help prevent nosocomial infections and entry of contaminated liquids. Increasing cases of hospital-acquired infections is anticipated to boost segment growth over the forecast period. As per WHO estimates, out of every 100 hospitalized patients, 7 in developed and 10 in developing economies will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection. Such cases are anticipated to impact segment growth over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for over 29.6% share of global revenue in 2019. Increase in number of surgeries and healthcare workers are expected to drive the demand for hospital gowns in North America. Major market players in the region are undertaking initiatives to increase the use of hospital gowns by offering innovations and modifications. In addition, increasing cases of hospital-acquired infections is expected to boost the demand for hospital gowns. All these factors are anticipated to propel market growth over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Increasing healthcare infrastructure development in this region and rising awareness about patient safety and hygiene standards are some of the factors anticipated to drive the market. In India, most of the hospitals have contracts with third parties to manage linen and laundry requirements. The demand for better linen clothing in hospitals has increased in this region due to increasing awareness about maintaining hygiene in hospitals and its role in preventing transmission of various diseases.

In Latin America, the market is anticipated to witness CAGR of 12.8% over the forecast period. Reforms in Latin America’s healthcare system, growing number of countries seeking to implement universal healthcare coverage, and improvements in healthcare infrastructure are some of the factors driving market growth in this region. In addition, the increasing prevalence of heart diseases is leading to an increase in the number of patients admitted to hospitals. As per the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), in 2015, 6.5 million people in this region suffered from heart failure. Moreover, the increasingly prominent role played by the private sector in Latin America’s healthcare system is expected to drive market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key companies are stressing on research and development to develop technologically advanced products to gain a competitive edge. For instance, in March 2020, Standard Textile increased the production of healthcare products to support medical workers globally. The company has increased the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as protective gowns, face masks, and face shields, to provide hospitals and healthcare workers in the U.S. with additional protection against COVID-19.

Companies are engaging into partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions, aiming to strengthen their product portfolio, manufacturing capacities, and provide competitive differentiation. For instance, in 2018, Aramark acquired AmeriPride Services Inc. This initiative is expected to strengthen the company’s business and increase its client base. Some of the prominent players in the hospital gowns market include:

  • Medline Industries, Inc.

  • Standard Textile Co., Inc.

  • Angelica Corporation

  • AmeriPride Services Inc.

  • 3M

  • Cardinal Health

Hospital Gowns Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2020

USD 3.1 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 7.3 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.0% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation

2019

Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, usability, risk type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Medline Industries, Inc.; Standard Textile Co., Inc.; Angelica; AmeriPride Services Inc.; 3M; and Cardinal Health.

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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 the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. 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, 2016 - 2027)

    • Surgical Gowns

    • Non-Surgical Gowns

    • Patient Gowns

  • Usability Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Disposable Gowns

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

    • Reusable Gowns

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

  • Risk Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Minimal

    • Low

    • Moderate

    • High

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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