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Global Home Health Care Services Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Home Health Care Services provides a collection of statistical findings, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Amply illustrated with 24 market data, tables, charts, and graphs, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, highlights latest trends and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include United States and Rest of World, including Canada, Japan, Europe, India, and Brazil. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 152 companies worldwide.

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Global Home Health Care Services Industry



1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1
Overview 1
Home Health Care Services Market to Surge 1
Home Health Care Equipment: A Promising Market 1
Trends in the Home Healthcare Equipment Market 1
Ease of Use to Drive the Adoption Rate 1
Home Health Care Gains Strength 2
Table 1: World Current and Future Market Analysis for Home
Health Care Services Market by Geographic Region: Annual
Sales Independently Analyzed in US$ Billion for US and Rest
of World Markets for the Years 2010 through 2015 2

Table 2: Global Home Health Care Market by Geographic Region:
Percentage Share for Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for
Years 2011 and 2015 for US and Rest of World 3
Home Health Care: A Highly Fragmented Market 3
Growth Drivers 4
Restraints 4
Technological Developments 4
Use of Information Technology in Home Care 4
Wireless Technology for Improved Home Care 5

2. HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES - AN OVERVIEW 6
Introduction 6
Elements of Homecare Services 6
Homecare Providers 6
Formal Care Givers 6
Nursing Professionals 7
Physical Therapists 7
Occupational Therapists 7
Social Workers 7
Informal Care Givers 7
Services Provided Under Homecare 7
Homecare Technology 8
Remote Patient Monitoring System 8

3. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 9

4. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN THE RECENT PAST 26

5. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 39

6. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST 50


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 52

1. THE UNITED STATES 52
Overview 52
Aging Population and Healthcare Reforms to Drive Growth 52
Table 3: The US Current and Future Market Analysis for Home
Health Care Services Market: Annual Sales Figures
Independently Analyzed in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through
2015 53

Table 4: The US Home Health Care Market: Percentage Share for
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 and 2015 54
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 54
Home Health Care Industry in the US - Fast Facts 54
Factors Driving Homecare Sector 55
Escalating Healthcare Cost in the US 55
Table 5: US Annual Healthcare Expenditure 55

Table 6: Health Expenditure in the US by Type of Service
(2010) 56

Table 7: Estimated Share of Payers for Home Health Care
Spending in the United States (2015) 56

Table 8: Medicare Spending for Home Health Care in the
United States (2010-2019) 56
Increase in Aging Population Continues to Drive the Home
Health Care Market 57
Table 9: Estimated US Population (In Million) Aged Over 65,
85, and 100 Years of Age (2010-2050) 57

Table 10: Breakdown of US Population in Million by Age Group
(2010-2020) 58
Challenges Faced 58
Shortage of Skilled Workforce 58
Review of Select Segments 58
Home-based Pulmonary Care 58
Table 11: The US Current and Future Market Analysis for Home
Respiratory Care Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 59
Home Infusion Therapy 60
Table 12: The US Current and Future Market Analysis for Home
Infusion Therapy Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 60
History of Homecare in the US 60
Fragmented Home Nursing/Healthcare Industry 61
Home Healthcare Agencies (HHAs) 61
Table 13: Market Shares of Home Healthcare Agencies in the US
(2010) 62
Table 14: Percentage Share Breakdown of Free-Standing and
Facility-based Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies (HHAs)
in the United States (2010) 62

Table 15: Percentage Share Breakdown by Proprietary,
Not-for-profit, and Government Owned Home Health Agencies:
2010 62

Table 16: Patients under Hospice Care in the United States:
Percentage Breakdown by Type of Agency (2010) 63

Table 17: Patients under Hospice Care in the United States:
Percentage Breakdown by Age Group (2010) 63

Table 18: Patients under Hospice Care in the United States:
Percentage Breakdown by Location of Demise (2010) 63

Table 19: Hospice Admissions in the United States: Percentage
Breakdown by Primary Diagnosis (2010) 64
IT for Improved Home Health Care 64
Licensure in the US 65
In Florida 65
In California 65
Table 20: Leading Home Health Care Providers in Chicago, US
(2010) 65

Table 21: Leading Home Health Care Providers in the United
States (2010) 65
Reimbursement 66

2. CANADA 67
Overview 67
Increase in Number of Homecare Recipients 67
Homecare Vs. Institutional Healthcare 68
Competition 68
Competitive Factors 68
Hospice Palliative Home Care Services 69
Reimbursement Facilities 69

3. JAPAN 70
Home Health Care Services Industry 70
Table 22: Estimated Japanese Population by Age (2010 - 2050)
(In Millions) 70
Demand for Home Healthcare Workers Grows Rapidly 70

4. EUROPE 71
Overview 71
History of Home Care in Europe 71
Factors Driving HHC Market 71
Social Changes 72
Technological Advancements 72
Demographic Changes 72
Table 23: Population Trends for 65+ and 0-14 Year Age Groups
as Proportion of Population for Years 2010-2050 (in %) 72
Epidemiological Changes 73
Home Care Service Providers 73
Formal Care Givers 73
Informal Care Givers 73
Policy Related Issues for Effective Home Care Service 74
Funding in European Home Health Care Market 74
Funding Mechanism in European HHC Market 74
Approach of Various Countries 75
Role of Home Care Technology 76
Hurdles in Diffusion of Technology 76

4a. GERMANY 77
Table 24: German Home Health Care Market (2011): Market Share
Breakdown by Value Sales for Disposables, Ophthalmic, Dental
Surgery, and Other Equipment/ Diagnostics/ Supplies 77

4b. THE UNITED KINGDOM 78
Regulation of Homecare Agencies 78

4c. DENMARK 78

5. INDIA 79
Overview 79
Indian Market -Fast Facts 79
Homecare - A Cost Effective and Convenient Option 79
Limitations in the Indian Home Health Care Market 80
High-Cost 80
Distribution Challenges 80
Unorganized Sector 80
Lack of Awareness 80
Growth Potential 80

6. BRAZIL 82
Overview 82
Growth Drivers 82
Aging Population 82
Private Sector Plays a Major Role 82


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