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 Treatment Type, By Burn Severity, By Service Type, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-950-2
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The U.S. burn care centers market size was valued at USD 5.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6% from 2022 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. As per the report of the University of Wisconsin Hospital Burn Center, between July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, 402 patients were admitted to treatment units out of which, 36 burns were due to hot fluid, 25 burns due to hot food, 24 from hot drinks, 22 from other hot and heat substances, 20 burns from fat and cooking oil, and others. Favorable reimbursement policies for burn treatment procedures, a rise in the number of government initiatives for providing medical emergency assistance, and a limit on the number of preventable deaths for victims are expected to boost the demand for treatment and care services, thereby positively impacting the market growth.

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

According to the Children’s Safety Network article on Fire and Burn Prevention 2021, fire is the fifth leading cause of injury-related mortalities amongst children. In the U.S., over 100,000 children in the age group of 1 to 19 years old are admitted to healthcare facilities and approximately 300 children succumb to injuries annually. The most common burns recorded in children are burns from hot objects or flames and thermal burns. As per American Burn Association, burn injuries in the U.S. have continued to be one of the leading causes of injuries and accidental deaths with the majority of the injuries occurring in the home. Approximately one-third of all the burn injuries are registered in children below age 15, and nearly 400,000 individuals in the U.S. are receiving burn care annually.

Among all burn cases, second-degree or partial thickness has been reported to be the most frequent burn severity for both related ED visits accounting for approximately 56.4% and inpatient stays accounting for 51.9% of overall burn cases in the U.S. In addition, the majority of burn-related ED visits and inpatient stays were reported to be accidents caused by steam and hot liquids. According to the article published by American Family Physician in April 2020, around 500,000 patients receive medical care for burns every year in the U.S., and around 92% are treated as outpatients.

The growing number of hospitals in the U.S. are increasing the set-up of new burn care units within these facilities, which is expected to drive the market. With the increase in the number of 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 burn centers in the country was reported to grow from 121 in 2017 to approximately 128 in 2018. However, in-hospital burn 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 burn care bed admissions recorded in community hospitals.

Furthermore, an increase in investments for the up-gradation of hospitals, the development of new treatment units, and an increase in the number of new standalone burn care centers in the country are expected to drive the market. For instance, in August 2020, San Antonio Health (Methodist Healthcare) opened a new burn and reconstructive center to increase access to care for children and adults.

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 sponsored an initiative called National Burn Awareness Week 2020, under which they brought together the firefighting department and personnel, patient life, and safety educators to spread awareness among the public regarding the frequency, devastation, and most frequent causes of burn injuries. The initiative is focused on helping the general population by providing them education to prevent the occurrence of burns and how to take the best care in case of severe injuries.

The majority of burn-related treatments are high-cost procedures and are selectively performed in high-end treatment facilities. As treatment facilities are capable of maintaining a high level of disinfection in their treatment units, their demand is higher as compared to their alternatives, including in-hospital treatment centers. The costs associated with burn-related injuries are significantly higher than many well-known health-related disorders. This may hamper the market growth in the forecast period.

The total burn care center's capacity has witnessed a significant decline by one-third of the original capacity during the pandemic, especially during the lockdown. The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly expected to have a long-lasting effect on the U.S. market, wherein telehealth services including tele-visits and video visits will continue to witness growth. Moreover, the majority of the treatment facilities have adopted the new normal and have upgraded their facilities with disinfection and protective supplies in their departments and wards to carry out emergency procedures.

Facility Type Insights

In 2021, the standalone segment held the largest revenue share of over 55.0% and is also expected to register the fastest growth rate 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 a higher number of 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 of care, which results in fewer infections. Thus, the majority of patients prefer to seek treatment from these facilities.

There is a rise in the availability of intensive care units in standalone facilities to manage long-term care for victims unlike in hospitals, where emergency admissions pose a challenge for hospitals as they lack in managing long-term stays. This is expected to increase the adoption of specialized care treatment provided by standalone facilities and over-generalized care offered by hospitals. Moreover, the introduction of advanced burn treatment options such as skin graft wound debridement, and reconstructive surgery is expected to increase market growth in the forecast years. Product innovation, partnerships of standalone units with local healthcare providers to enter the U.S. market, and mergers & acquisitions are some of the strategies that further push the market growth.

Treatment Type Insights

In 2021, wound debridement emerged as the largest segment with a revenue share of over 30.0%. Various wound debridement procedures such as autolysis, enzymatic, mechanical, and surgical are performed in the burn care centers for the majority of the patients. Surgical debridement is the most performed procedure as this procedure is rapid and applies to many types of burn wounds.

Increasing adoption of these procedures owing to various associated benefits such as preventing infection and promoting healing among patients is driving its adoption. Moreover, the introduction of new debridement technologies, such as ultrasound debridement therapy, hydro surgery, monofilament polyester fiber pad debridement, and fluid jet technology, is positively contributing to the growth.

The skin graft segment is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. The increasing incidence of burns owing to various factors such as increased exposure to fire, overcrowding, lack of proper safety measures, and lack of supervision of children is boosting the adoption of skin grafting procedures for quality treatment and enhanced patient management. The skin grafting procedure involves the removal of healthy skin from one area and its transplantation on the other.

Burn Severity Insights

In 2021, partial-thickness burns held the largest revenue share of over 65.0%. It is also known as second-degree burns and involves the epidermis layer of the skin. These types of injuries are usually caused by chemicals, flames, scald injuries, sunburn, and electricity. The treatment of partial-thickness burns generates the most income in the treatment facilities and care units in the U.S. Depending on the severity of the injury, the treatment management plan including long-term observation care as well as other care services are decided.

The partial-thickness wounds treatment market is growing at a fast pace over the past few years owing to the increase in the number of hospitalized patients each year on the account of partial burns. Thus, the increasing prevalence of injuries in pediatrics and adults is expected to fuel growth in the market.

Full-thickness burn is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. In full-thickness burns, all the layers of the skin are destroyed and may even penetrate the layer of fat below the skin. They are majorly caused by various external factors including radiation, chemicals, respiratory, electricity, and thermal causes. Skin grafts are majorly used for the treatment of such cases as they support fast healing of the wound.

Service Type Insights

In 2021, the inpatient service type emerged as the largest segment with a revenue share of over 80.0% due to a rise in the percentage of hospital admissions for victims. The segment is also expected to be the fastest-growing segment over the forecast period. The high costs associated with inpatient services are resulting in the growth of the segment as the number of hospital admissions and ED visits is witnessing a declining trend.

U.S. burn care centers market share, by service type, 2021 (%)

As per the statistics of the American Burn Association, every year, almost 450,000 burn injuries occur in the U.S. Economic support and investments for setting up advanced specialty burn care centers are likely to impel the market growth. Favorable reimbursement policies for treatment procedures performed in the in-house and standalone units in the U.S. are expected to foster market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Mergers & acquisitions, major investments in R&D, and the introduction of new telehealth platforms for care service offerings at significantly lower costs are among the key strategies adopted by key players to gain a competitive edge in the market. These centers are focusing on improvising their inpatient and outpatient services such as advanced dressing options and complex wound management. Some prominent players in the U.S. burn care centers market include:

  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Bothin Burn Center

  • LAC+USC Medical Burn Center

  • Weill Cornell Medicine William Randolph Hearst Burn Center

  • Temple University Hospital Adult Burn Center

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Regional Burn Center

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • St. Barnabas Burn Center

  • UMC Lions Burn Center

  • University of Chicago Burn Center

  • Ohio State University Hospital Adult Burn Center

  • University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Burn Center Adult Burn Center


U.S. Burn Care Centers Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2022

USD 7.7 billion

The revenue forecast in 2030

USD 10.2 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.6% from 2022 to 2030

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segment Covered

Facility type, procedure type, burn severity, service type

Country scope


Key companies profiled

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Bothin Burn Center; LAC+USC Medical Burn Center; Weill Cornell Medicine William Randolph Hearst Burn Center; Temple University Hospital Adult Burn Center; Parkland Memorial Hospital Regional Burn Center; MedStar Washington Hospital Center; St. Barnabas Burn Center; UMC Lions Burn Center; University of Chicago Burn Center; Ohio State University Hospital Adult Burn Center; University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center; Brigham and Women's Hospital Burn Center Adult Burn Center

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the U.S. burn care centers market report based on facility type, procedure type, burn severity, and service type:

  • Facility Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)

    • In-hospital

    • Standalone

  • Procedure Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)

    • Wound Debridement

    • Skin Graft

    • Wound Management

    • Respiratory Intubation & Ventilation

    • Blood Transfusion

    • Pain Management

    • Infection Control

    • Rehabilitation

  • Burn Severity Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)

    • Minor Burns

    • Partial Thickness Burns

    • Full Thickness Burns

  • Service Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)

    • Inpatient

    • Outpatient

    • Rehabilitation

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