GVR Report cover Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Surgical Gowns, Non-surgical Gowns, Patient Gowns), By Usability (Disposable Gowns, Reusable Gowns), By Risk Type, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-640-0
  • Number of Pages: 115
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Hospital Gowns Market Size & Trends

The global hospital gowns market size was valued at USD 4.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9% from 2023 to 2030. The growth of hospital gowns market is attributed due to growing number of surgeries globally is a key factor expected to drive the market over the forecast period. According to the healthcare cost and utilization project (HCUP), roughly 19.2 million procedures were performed in ambulatory care settings in the U.S in 2018. Because hospital gowns can help prevent patients from nosocomial infections to some extent, surgeons constantly advise patients to wear them. Market expansion is projected to be fueled by such reason.

U.S. Hospital Gowns Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The current COVID-19 outbreak is expected to have a substantial impact on the hospital gowns market. The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an overall increase in hospital admissions around the world, has boosted demand for medical disposables. To meet rising worldwide demand, the WHO has urged industry and governments to expand production of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respirators, hospital gowns, gloves, aprons, face shields, surgical masks, and goggles, by 40.00 percent.

Increasing incidence of HAIs due to lack of precaution and sanitation is one of the leading factors contributing to market growth. For instance, as per the Healthcare-Associated Infections in 2020, every year, around one in every 25 hospital patients acquires at least one HAI. Hospital gowns offer general anti-contamination protection and can help reduce the incidence of HAIs. They can also keep bacterial and other microbial diseases from entering the body of a patient. As a result, surgeons advise patients to dress in gowns before medical procedures. Over the forecast period, these factors are expected to drive market expansion.

Antimicrobial resistance, adoption of unhealthy & sedentary lifestyles, alcohol consumption, and smoking are some of the key factors contributing to the rise in hospital admission rates. According to the international diabetes federation [IDF], 700 million adults worldwide will develop diabetes by 2045. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 34 million Americans, or about 11 percent of the population, has diabetes in 2020. Because a hospital gown is one of the most important prerequisites for hospital admission, an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases is expected to boost market growth.

Increasing incidence of accidents such as trauma events, burns, and road accidents across the globe is anticipated to drive the market growth. For instance, as per the Joye Law Firm in 2020, on average, every year, 450,000 burn injuries occur in the U.S, necessitating medical attention. In addition, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the incidence of burn wounds increased in 2017 in nations such as Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, China, and the UK. Furthermore, as per the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, in June 2021, every year, around 1.3 million people died in road accidents around the world, equating to approximately 3,700 deaths every day. As a result of these occurrences, the hospital admission rate has risen significantly, accelerating market expansion over the projection period.

Furthermore, hospital gowns manufacturing companies use unique and new technologies to design, produce, and sell products to diverse end customers based on the amount of protection required for distinct job risks. The majority of manufacturers have their own original technology or have licenced it from other industry participants. For instance, In April 2020, Standard Textile extended its healthcare product production to help medical personnel around the world. To give healthcare and hospitals workers in the U.S with more protection against COVID-19, the corporation has increased manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, protective gowns, and face shields.

The global hospital gowns market is consolidating due to rising popularity of medical consumables and along with increased collaboration and agreements between diverse manufacturers. For instance, in November 2020, Premier Inc., a prominent healthcare improvement firm, and 34-member health systems teamed up with DeRoyal Industries Inc., a global medical manufacturer, to form a new joint venture focused to domestic isolation gown production, which is expected to help the market thrive.

AccordingVox Media, LLC. in July 2020, last year, the U.S bought $1.9 billion in personal protective equipment (PPE) from China, accounting for nearly 30% of overall PPE imports, which is likely to increase demand for the product.

Furthermore, increase in number of hospital admissions due to the outbreak is anticipated to impel market growth. For instance, according to the report published by the CDC, in April 2020, there were around 5,799,046 cases and more than 46,393 new cases reported in the U.S. To meet the high demand for hospital gowns in the country, Ford began manufacturing hospital gowns from materials used for airbags. Therefore, hospital gowns market in the U.S. is anticipated to grow at a considerable rate over the forecast period

Type Insights

The surgical gowns led the market and accounted for more than 52.6% share of the global revenue in 2022. Surgical gowns are designed to protect against various contaminations and infections during surgical procedures. They're made with barrier qualities, low particle release rates, purity, and tensile strength in mind. They also help to prevent illness, microbial, and fungal spread. They come in two varieties: reusable and disposable. Over the projected period, the market is expected to be driven by an increase in the number of surgical procedures and incidence of hospital-acquired infections. Some of the major competitors in the market are working to improve the comfort and safety of patient gowns by redesigning and modifying them. Similar measures are expected to drive segment expansion.

The patient gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Long-term patient admissions in hospitals and clinics need the use of patient gowns. They are typically constructed with designs and fabrics that aid with patient comfort and safety, and they are available in both reusable and disposable versions. Over the projection period, an increase in initiatives by prominent market participants is expected to drive product demand. Medstar, for instance, teamed up with Care+Wear, a New York-based health-wear company that employed Parsons School of Design students to create unique patient gowns. Before going on the market, the manufacturer tested these robes in hospitals to ensure their quality. Patient gowns are a necessary need in most admission scenarios, hence an increase in hospital admissions globally is likely to boost the market. Between 2016 and 2017, 16.5 million finished admission episodes (FAEs) were reported, according to National Statistics UK. Over the projection period, such factors are expected to promote segment growth.

Usability Insights

The disposable gowns led the market and accounted for more than 67.2% share of the global revenue in 2022. Disposable hospital gowns are a cost-effective solution because they are only used once. Disposable gowns are recommended over reusable gowns in terms of safety and quality. Using disposable gowns also saves money on the costs of washing, bleaching, and conditioning. Disposable gowns are made from hypoallergenic and dermatologically certified materials. Disposable gowns also serve to limit the danger of infection and contamination from one patient to the next. Over the projection term, all of these benefits are expected to help enhance segment growth.

The reusable gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. Liquid-resistant polyester or carbon fabric is used to make reusable gowns. They're biocompatible, tear-resistant, and highly sterilizable, and they can help prevent nosocomial infections and contaminated liquids from entering the hospital. Over the projection period, rising occurrences of hospital-acquired infections are expected to enhance segment growth. According to WHO estimates, 7 out of every 100 hospitalized patients in rich economies and 10 out of every 100 hospitalized patients in developing economies would contract at least one healthcare-associated infection. Over the projected period, such cases are expected to have an impact on segment growth.

Risk Type Insights

The high-risk gowns segment led the market and accounted for more than 28.4% share of the global revenue in 2022. During surgical and fluid-intensive procedures, high-risk hospital gowns can assist guard against germs and infectious diseases. High tensile strength, tear resistance, and breathability are all features of these gowns. Over the forecast period, rising hospital admissions and research activities are expected to enhance segment growth.

Global Hospital Gowns Market share and size, 2022

The minimal risk gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. In basic care units, standard medical units, standard isolation, and as cover robes for visitors, as well as for research and academic purposes, minimal risk hospital gowns are utilized. They aid in the prevention of bacterial and fungal diseases. Hepatitis B and C, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and HIV are all transmitted by contact with tainted bodily fluids. Because of the nature of their employment, healthcare workers are exposed to such infections on a frequent basis. According to the Census Bureau’s, the healthcare industry employs around 20.00 million people in the U.S in 2018

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for over 29.60% share of global revenue in 2022. The demand for hospital gowns in North America is predicted to rise as the number of surgeries and healthcare personnel rises. By delivering improvements and adjustments, major market players in the region are attempting to boost the use of hospital gowns. Furthermore, rising rates of hospital-acquired infections are predicted to increase demand for hospital gowns. Over the forecast period, all of these factors are expected to propel the market forward.

Hospital Gowns Market Trends by Region, 2023 - 2030

The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Increased healthcare infrastructure development in this area, as well as rising awareness about patient safety and sanitation needs, are projected to enhance the market. The majority of Indian hospitals use third-party contracts to manage their linen and laundry needs. As people become more aware of the necessity of maintaining hygiene in hospitals and its role in decreasing disease transmission, the demand for better linen clothes in hospitals has increased in this region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players that dominated the global market in 2022 include Medline Industries, Inc., Standard Textile Co., Inc., Angelica, AmeriPride Services Inc., 3M, and Cardinal Health. Companies are stressing on research and development to develop technologically advanced products to gain a competitive edge along with 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 prominent players in the global 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


Market size value in 2023

USD 5.4 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 12.8 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 12.9% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

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; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Colombia; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

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

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Global Hospital Gowns Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis on the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. 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; 2017 - 2030)

    • Surgical Gowns

    • Non-surgical Gowns

    • Patient Gowns

  • Usability Outlook (Revenue USD Million; 2017 - 2030)

    • Disposable Gowns

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

    • Reusable Gowns

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

  • Risk Type Outlook (Revenue USD Million; 2017 - 2030)

    • Minimal

    • Low

    • Moderate

    • High

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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