GVR Report cover Trauma Care Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Trauma Care Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Facility Type (In-house, Standalone), By Trauma Type (Falls, Traffic-related Injuries, By Service Type, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-564-9
  • Number of Pages: 115
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global trauma care centers market size was valued at USD 15.1 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.53% from 2023 to 2030. Factors such as the increasing number of traumatic injury-related Emergency Department (ED) visits and hospitalizations of patients with injuries primarily caused by falls, traumatic car crash injuries or traffic-related injuries, and wounds caused by stabbing or gunshot are expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.

 U.S. trauma care centers market size, by facility type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Among all the trauma cases, injuries caused by falls were reported to be the most frequent cause of both ED visits and trauma inpatient stays in 2018, accounting for approximately 35.7% and 42.8% of the overall trauma ED visits and in-hospital stays, respectively, in the U.S.

Additionally, the demand for trauma care services is increasing among the elderly population owing to physical, sensory, and cognitive changes related to aging, which increase the chances of moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, head trauma, and hip fractures. According to the WHO, people aged 65 and above suffer the highest number of fatal falls globally. A person falls every second of every day in the U.S., making it a public health concern, especially among the elderly population. Furthermore, according to the CDC, 1 out of 4 older adults fall each year in the U.S. About 36 million falls are reported each year among the elderly population. Moreover, evolving developmental stages, innate curiosity, and risk-taking factors are further increasing the demand for trauma care services among the pediatric population.

Improving access to trauma care is driving the market. For instance, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 69.2% and 84.1% of U.S. residents had access to Level I and II trauma centers within 45 to 60 minutes, respectively. The government is taking constant efforts to minimize the damage caused by road traffic accidents. Hence, they are focusing on establishing trauma care centers in accident-prone areas. Thus, the abovementioned factors are likely to fuel market growth.

COVID-19 trauma care centers market impact: 32% increase from 2020 to 2021

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the market and created a financial and medical crisis globally. It stretched healthcare resources severely, and developed economies are predicted to observe a recession. All non-urgent hospital treatments, such as outpatient appointments, unnecessary emergency department visits, and elective procedures were delayed allocating more resources to deal with the pandemic.

Non-trauma patients seeking secondary corrective procedures and trauma patients seeking ER hospitalizations increased post relieving of lockdown. This was a major opportunity for governments to revise current regulations and create national regulations on the best methods for trauma care systems during and after the pandemic.

The prevalence of acute injuries decreased significantly as a result of quarantine measures imposed by governments, such as lockdowns, travel limitations, and restricted industrial labor. According to the Journal of Anesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, during the pandemic in hospital settings, the number of trauma patients visiting the ED dropped by 75% from 150-200 to 40-50 patients per day.

Post-COVID-19, there has been a decrease in external referrals as compared to 2019, reflecting the consequences of significant service reconfiguration that resulted in the breakdown of private, elective, and inpatient practices to accommodate the space needed to host acute COVID-19 patients pre- and post-ITU treatment.


A significant increase in the number of road accidents and injuries is expected to boost the growth of the market. Injuries can be caused by various reasons such as fires, falls, burns, crimes, and acts of violence. As per the WHO, 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical treatment every year. Apart from this, nearly 180,000 deaths are reported every year due to burns.

Facility Type Insights

The in-house segment dominated the market in 2021 with a revenue share of over 72.34%. The rising presence of acute care hospitals with specialized in-house trauma setups globally is expected to drive the market. The scarcity of standalone centers in Asia Pacific and the Middle East is resulting in the majority of critical patients receiving trauma care from in-house specialized trauma centers. Based on the facility type, the market is segmented into in-house and standalone.

Governments in developing economies are undertaking initiatives to promote in-house facilities. The Government of India promoted the opening of in-house trauma care facilities under the National Program for Prevention of Trauma & Brain Injuries. The funding and availability of high-quality care at multispecialty hospitals with in-house trauma care are resulting in a growing preference for such facilities among patients.

The standalone facility type segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. This can be attributed to more patients preferring value-based and personalized care over general healthcare services. Standalone trauma centers are specially equipped and well-staffed to provide high-quality care to patients suffering from major traumatic injuries.

Trauma Type Insights

The falls segment dominated the market in 2021 with a revenue share of over 43.08%. The increasing geriatric population and prevalence of moderate to severe injuries, such as bruises, head trauma, and hip fractures, caused by falls are driving this segment. As per the CDC, a 25% reduction in severe injury-related deaths has been registered among patients receiving care at trauma centers. Fall-related injuries are the most common cause of trauma, accounting for approximately 45% of the overall trauma-related Emergency Department (ED) visits. Based on the trauma type, the market is segmented into falls, traffic-related injuries, stab/wound/cut, burn injury, brain injury, and other injuries.

Due to an increase in critical ED visits for burn injuries, the burn injury segment of the market is anticipated to register a significant growth rate over the forecast period. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, each year in the U.S., 1.2 million people sustain burn injuries.

Traffic-related injuries are expected to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the rising road traffic accidents and cost burden on the majority of nations. According to the WHO, approximately 1.3 million people lose their lives annually as a result of road traffic accidents. Between 20 million and 50 million more people sustain nonfatal injuries, with many patients developing disabilities as a result.

Service Type Insights

The outpatient segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 64.15% in 2022. Growing demand for these services among the elderly population, reduced costs, better reimbursement, and greater access to care are factors expected to drive this segment. On the basis of service type, the market is segmented into inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation.

The inpatient segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment with a CAGR of 8.03% over the forecast period owing to the increasing number of in-house admissions for trauma victims globally. For instance, according to a Chinese Medical Association study, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents can result in hospitalizations lasting 55.78, 30.66, and 13.56 days, respectively.

The revenue gap between outpatient and inpatient services is gradually narrowing, with hospital outpatient income growing at a faster rate. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), outpatient surgeries in hospital outpatient departments and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are expected to increase by 19% and 25%, respectively.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market with a revenue share of 55.39% in 2022. North America dominated the market with a revenue share of over 55.0% in 2021. This can be attributed to the presence of standalone and well-established trauma care centers and hospitals with efficient reimbursement frameworks. In addition, the growing number of road accident cases and rising incidence of sports-related injuries are among the major factors fueling the market growth.

 Global trauma care centers market share, by region, 2022 (%)

Europe is expected to hold a significant share in the market over the forecast period owing to the growing prevalence of such injuries and diseases in the geriatric population. According to the UN World Aging Population Report, in Europe, approximately 200.4 million people are 65 years and above, which is contributing to the demand for proper and convenient trauma care centers.

Trauma Care Centers Market Trends by Region

Asia Pacific is anticipated witness fastest growth with a CAGR of 8.89% during the forecast period. India and China, the two emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region, have observed rapid economic expansion and an increase in healthcare spending. The need for sophisticated trauma treatment is anticipated to grow in these countries in the coming years as a result of the rising disposable income.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The major players operating in the market are contributing to the growth of the market by adopting various strategies such as service launches, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships and collaborations. For instance, in February 2019, Dignity Health merged with Catholic Health Initiatives to form CommonSpirit Health, a not-for-profit catholic health system, offering virtual care services and home health programs, among others. These facilities are committed to enhancing their inpatient and outpatient services for trauma patient care. The rapid expansion of level I trauma care centers offering diverse treatment options to trauma patients is also contributing to market expansion. Some prominent players in the global trauma care centers market include:

  • University of Alabama Hospital

  • Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

  • Albany Medical Center

  • Ascension St. John Hospital

  • Bellevue Hospital Center

  • China Medical University Hospital

  • Klinikum Stuttgart

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Trauma Care Centers Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023


USD 16.2 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 26.9 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.53% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Facility type, trauma type, service type, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

University of Alabama Hospital; Albany Medical Center; St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center; Banner University Medical Center Phoenix; Kaiser Permanente; Ascension St. John Hospital; Klinikum Stuttgart; Bellevue Hospital Center; University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; China Medical University Hospital

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Global Trauma Care Centers Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global trauma care centers market report on the basis of facility type, trauma type, service type, and region:

Global Trauma Care Centers Market Segmentation

  • Facility Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • In-house

    • Standalone

  • Trauma Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Falls

    • Traffic-related Injuries

    • Stab/Wound/Cut

    • Burn Injury

    • Brain Injury

    • Other Injuries

  • Service Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Inpatient

    • Outpatient

    • Rehabilitation

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Mexico

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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