GVR Report cover U.S. Burn Care Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Burn Care Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Facility Type (In-hospital, Standalone), By Procedure Type, By Burn Severity, By Service Type (Inpatient, Outpatient, Rehabilitation), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-950-2
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

U.S. Burn Care Centers Market Trends

The U.S. burn care centers market size was estimated at USD 7.72 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.66% from 2023 to 2030. The growing cases of burn-related Emergency Department (ED) visits and increasing admissions of patients in hospitals mainly due to partial-thickness or second-degree are some of the significant factors propelling the market growth. Favorable reimbursement policies for burn treatment, increased government initiatives for emergency medical assistance, and efforts to reduce preventable deaths are expected to drive the demand for treatment and care services.

U.S. Burn Care Centers market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The hospitals in the U.S. are increasing the set-up of new burn care units within their facilities, which is expected to drive the market growth. With the increase in hospital facilities, the number of burn procedures such as wound debridement, skin grafting, and respiratory intubation and ventilation being performed in the in-house treatment facilities is also growing. The number of in-hospital centers in the country was reported to grow from 121 in 2017 to approximately 128 in 2018. However, in-hospital treatment centers in the U.S. were estimated to be around 4,500 by the end of 2018. As per the report of the American Hospital Association, in 2020, there were 1,280 bed admissions recorded in community hospitals.

Furthermore, an increase in investments for the upgradation of hospitals, the development of new treatment units, and the number of new standalone centers in the country are expected to drive the market. For instance, in March 2023, Tampa General Hospital revealed its recently upgraded regional center, featuring an interconnected specialized Intensive Care Unit (ICU) designed for the critical care of burn patients. Growing initiatives undertaken by government organizations such as the WHO and nonprofit organizations, including the American Burn Association (ABA), have contributed majorly to spreading awareness regarding prevention and cure guidelines and have positively impacted market growth.

The American Burn Association announced National Burn Awareness Week 2021, themed “Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap." With over 400,000 individuals treated annually for injuries, especially affecting children, introducing a bipartisan resolution to honor center efforts and raise awareness during this week. The initiative is focused on electrical safety, addressing risks like unprotected outlets, improper extension cord use, lightning, and workplace incidents. The goal is to unite educators in sharing preventative messages and protecting lives. Most treatments are high-cost and selectively performed in high-end treatment facilities. These treatment centers, boasting superior disinfection standards within their units, are in greater demand than alternatives like in-hospital centers.

The costs of burn injuries surpass those of many widely recognized health disorders. This may hamper the growth in the forecast period. The overall capacity experienced a substantial reduction of one-third from its original size during the pandemic, particularly during the lockdown period. The psychological ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are projected to leave a lasting impact on the U.S. market, fostering the continued expansion of telehealth services like virtual visits and video consultations. Additionally, most treatment facilities have embraced the "new normal," enhancing their departments and wards with disinfection measures and protective resources to facilitate emergency procedures.

Facility Type Insights

Based on facility type, the market is bifurcated into in-hospital and standalone. The standalone segment dominated with the largest revenue share of 58.15% in 2022 and is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the increasing number of patients preferring personalized care and value-based services over quantity-oriented offerings. Another reason driving the segment is the presence of more beds in freestanding facilities for long-term care of victims compared to in-hospital care. Furthermore, standalone units have specialty doctors and nurses who provide superior quality care, which results in fewer infections. Thus, the majority of patients prefer to seek treatment from these facilities.

The prevalence of intensive care units in standalone facilities for the extended care of victims is on the rise, unlike hospitals that face challenges managing prolonged stays due to emergency admissions. This shift is anticipated to drive the adoption of specialized care provided by standalone facilities, contrasting with more generalized care offered by hospitals. The launch of advanced treatment options like wound debridement, skin grafts, and reconstructive surgery is projected to fuel market growth in the coming years. Strategies such as product innovation, partnerships between standalone units and local healthcare providers to enter the U.S., and mergers & acquisitions are additional drivers propelling market expansion.

Procedure Type Insights

Based on procedure type, the market is segmented into wound debridement, skin graft, wound management, respiratory intubation and ventilation, pain management, blood transfusion, infection control, and rehabilitation. The wound debridement segment dominated the market with the largest revenue share of 34.37% in 2022. For most patients, various wound debridement procedures, such as mechanical, enzymatic, autolysis, and surgical, are performed in centers. Among these methods, surgical debridement stands out as the most frequently executed procedure due to its quick application and suitability for various types of wounds.

The growing utilization of these techniques is being propelled by the manifold advantages they bring, including infection prevention and facilitation of healing in patients. Furthermore, incorporating novel debridement technologies like hydro surgery, ultrasound debridement therapy, monofilament polyester fiber pad debridement, and fluid jet technology is favorable in fostering the expansion.

The skin graft segment is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. The rising occurrence due to factors like heightened fire exposure, overcrowding, insufficient safety measures, and inadequate child supervision is driving the uptake of skin grafting procedures. These procedures are sought after for their effective treatment and improved patient care. Skin grafting entails extracting healthy skin from one area and transplanting it into another, addressing burn-related issues.

Burn Severity Insights

Based on burn severity, the market is segmented into minor burns, partial-thickness burns, and full-thickness burns. The partial-thickness burns segment dominated with the largest revenue share of 65.02% in 2022. Commonly referred to as second-degree burns, this category affects the skin's epidermis layer. Such injuries typically stem from chemicals, flames, scalding incidents, sunburn, and electrical exposure.

Within treatment facilities and care units in the U.S., the management of partial-thickness burns constitutes a significant revenue source. The severity of the injury determines the treatment approach, encompassing prolonged observation care and additional services as required. The partial-thickness wound treatment market has grown quickly over the past few years due to a rising annual count of hospitalized patients attributed to partial burns. The rising occurrence of such injuries among pediatric and adult populations is anticipated to further fuel the growth of this segment.

The full-thickness burn severity segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. In full-thickness, burns encompass the destruction of all skin layers, potentially penetrating the underlying fat layer. These primarily result from diverse external factors, encompassing radiation, chemicals, inhalation, electrical incidents, and thermal sources. The predominant treatment for such cases often involves the utilization of skin grafts, as they facilitate rapid wound healing.

Service Type Insights

Based on service type, the market is segmented into inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation. The inpatient service segment dominated with the largest revenue share of 85.71% in 2022 and is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. This can be attributed to a rise in hospital admissions for victims. In addition, the high costs associated with inpatient services are resulting in the segment's growth as the number of hospital admissions and ED visits is witnessing a declining trend.

According to the data from the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 burn injuries are reported annually in the United States. The advancement and financial backing for establishing specialized and advanced centers are anticipated to drive the expansion of the market. Furthermore, favorable reimbursement policies applicable to procedures conducted within in-house and standalone U.S. units are projected to nurture market growth.

Region Insights

Based on region, the market is segmented into Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and West. The Southeast U.S. region dominated with the largest revenue share of 21.48% in 2022. The region’s convenient location makes it easy for people from nearby areas to reach it for medical treatment. The rising investments in healthcare infrastructure, including state-of-the-art burn care facilities, advanced medical technologies, and skilled healthcare professionals have bolstered the region's capability to provide specialized burn care services, attracting patients seeking quality treatment. Collaborative efforts between healthcare institutions, research centers, and government initiatives have contributed to the growth of centers in the southeast region.

U.S. Burn Care Centers market share and size, 2022

The Northeast region is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the area's concentration of renowned medical institutions and specialized healthcare facilities. The presence of a strong healthcare infrastructure, combined with a concentration of proficient medical experts and cutting-edge technologies, has established a favorable setting for delivering comprehensive and top-tier care services.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Mergers & acquisitions, major R&D investments, and introducing new telehealth platforms for care service offerings at significantly lower costs are among the main strategies key players adopt to gain a competitive edge in the market. These centers focus on improvising their inpatient and outpatient services, such as advanced dressing options and complex wound management. For instance, in December 2022, MediWound, a fully integrated biopharmaceutical provider, announced the approval of NexoBrid, an innovative, non-surgical alternative for the treatment of severe burn injuries in adults by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some prominent players in the U.S. burn care centers market include:

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • LAC+USC Medical Burn Center

  • MedStar Health (MedStar Washington Hospital Center)

  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  • Parkland Health

  • Dignity Health (Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Bothin Burn Center)

  • RWJBarnabas Health (St. Barnabas Burn Center))

  • Temple University Health System, Inc. (Temple University Hospital Adult Burn Center)

  • UMC Lions Burn Center

  • The University of Chicago Medical Center (University of Chicago Burn Center)

  • Jackson Health System (University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center)

  • Weill Cornell Medicine (Weill Cornell Medicine William Randolph Hearst Burn Center)

U.S. Burn Care Centers Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 10.22 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.66% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

Octomber 2023

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, procedure type, burn severity, service type, region

Country scope


Key companies profiled

Dignity Health (Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Bothin Burn Center); LAC+USC Medical Burn Center; Weill Cornell Medicine (Weill Cornell Medicine William Randolph Hearst Burn Center); Temple University Health System, Inc. (Temple University Hospital Adult Burn Center); Parkland Health; MedStar Health (MedStar Washington Hospital Center); RWJBarnabas Health (St. Barnabas Burn Center); UMC Lions Burn Center; The University of Chicago Medical Center (University of Chicago Burn Center); The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Jackson Health System (University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center); Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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U.S. Burn Care Centers Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. burn care centers market report based on facility type, procedure type, burn severity, service type, and region:

  • Facility Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • In-hospital

    • Standalone

  • Procedure Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Wound Debridement

    • Skin Graft

    • Wound Management

    • Respiratory Intubation & Ventilation

    • Blood Transfusion

    • Pain Management

    • Infection Control

    • Rehabilitation

  • Burn Severity Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Minor Burns

    • Partial Thickness Burns

    • Full Thickness Burns

  • Service Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Inpatient

    • Outpatient

    • Rehabilitation

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Northeast

    • Southeast

    • Southwest

    • Midwest

    • West

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