1. Market Research
  2. > Healthcare
  3. > Medical Supply Market Trends

Hand Hygiene Market in Western Europe

  • December 2013
  • 114 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 1938927

Summary

Table of Contents

Rise of Hand Hygiene and Compliance Monitoring in Prevention of Healthcare-acquired Infections

The hand hygiene and compliance monitoring market in Western Europe is a growing market. Periodical outbreaks such as Norovirus and bird flu are fueling the market revenue. The research service is based on the findings of secondary and primary research. The analysis includes market dynamics, revenue forecasts, market share, and competitive structure. The market segments include hand hygiene disinfectants and compliance monitoring solutions. Regions covered include Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, and Scandinavia. The market has been defined for the base year 2012 and forecasts have been provided until 2019.

Executive Summary

•The Western European hand hygiene market is in a growth phase and accounted for $X million in 2012, with a base-year growth rate of X%. This market is expected reach $X million by 2019.
•The world of infection prevention has moved ahead from just infection-prevention solutions to compliance-monitoring devices. Hand hygiene is considered the single most effective method to stop the spread of microorganisms and to prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HCAI).
oIt has been in use in healthcare settings for more than a decade. However, compliance is found to be as low as X% in Europe, according to a survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
•TheX to X million annual HCAI in Europe are estimated to increase the average length of stay by eight days, which further increases patient expenditure.
•The hand hygiene market is expected to grow at a rate of XtoX% per year, barring any unforeseen outbreaks similar to the H1N1 or H5N1 virus, which would further increase the growth rate.
•Government requirements and regulations, as well as insurance company mandates, have made a healthcare facility’s utilisation of some form of hand hygiene monitoring system an absolute necessity in today’s world.
•An accurate hand hygiene compliance monitoring (HHCM) solution that can assess a healthcare worker’s compliance, provide feedback, and evaluate and investigate infection outbreaks is preferred.
•The HHCM solutions market is still in its nascent stages and has not been incorporated in most hospitals across Western Europe. Companies dealing in this hand hygiene monitoring system are expected to have significant growth due to regulations in place across Europe, but this delay is largely due to scientific evidence supporting the return on investment (ROI) of the solution.

Market Overview—Nosocomial Infections

•The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reports an average prevalence of 7.1% in European countries.
•Infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), respiratory tract infections, surgical site infections (SSIs), and blood stream infections (BSIs) are classified as nosocomial infections.
•The prevalence is highest for respiratory infections (X%), followed by UTIs with a prevalence of X%.
•According to a survey conducted by the Health Protection Agency in the United Kingdom, HCAI prevalence is highest in the intensive care unit (ICU), followed by surgical wards. The prevalence was as high as X% in the ICU and X% in surgical wards.
•It is interesting to note that more than half of deaths caused by HCAI are caused by multidrug-resistant strains.
•HCAI affects healthcare workers as much as patients. There are more than Xmillion healthcare workers injured every year with used needles, which carry the potential risk of acquiring life-threatening infections.
•The European Parliament has set guidelines to achieve a reduction ofX cases (X%) by 2015.

Impact of Hand Hygiene on Nosocomial Infections

•In Europe, HCAIs cause X million extra days of hospital stay and X attributable deaths, and they contribute to an additional X deaths every year. Annual financial losses due to HCAI are also significant, estimated at approximately $X billion, including direct costs only, due to extended hospital stays.
•Hand hygiene is the single most effective method to stop the spread of microorganisms and to prevent HCAI. Increased frequency of hand washing and hand hygiene among healthcare workers has been associated with decreased transmission of nosocomial pathogens.
•There is scientific evidence supported by studies by Pessoa-Silva et al. An interventional study was conducted with a nine-month follow-up among all the healthcare workers at the neonatal unit of a hospital in Europe. The study showcased that the hand hygiene compliance rate increased from X% to X% during the term, and the incidence of infections reduced from X% to X% during the same period.
•Soaps are detergent-based products containing esterified fatty acids and sodium or potassium hydroxide. Their cleaning activity is attributed to their detergent properties. The majority of alcohol-based hand antiseptics contain either isopropanol, ethanol, n-propanol, or a combination of two of these products. The antimicrobial activity of alcohols can be attributed to their ability to denature proteins. Alcohol solutions containing X toX% alcohol are proven to be the most effective solutions.
•Kampf et al. (2009) concluded in their study that improved compliance in hand hygiene, with proper use of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR), can reduce the nosocomial infection rate by as much as X%. In a National Health Service (NHS) study in England, it was estimated that a mere X% rise in healthcare workers’ hand hygiene compliance could save a small 200-bed hospital over £X per year.

Market Segmentation

Hand Wash
Hand washing with plain or antimicrobial soap and water to remove visible dirt, organic material, dead skin, and most transient organisms

Hand Disinfectant
Alcohol-containing preparation (liquid, gel, or foam) to remove all transient organisms and to achieve a higher level of cleanliness

Surgical Hand Antisepsis
Surgical hand scrub (antimicrobial soap and water) or surgical hand rub (alcohol-based solution) to remove all transient flora and substantially reduce resident flora

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Veronica helps you find the right report:

Testimonials

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at
Ikea

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at
Ingredion

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

UV Disinfection Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

  • $ 5795
  • Industry report
  • April 2017
  • by Transparency Market Research

Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market: Overview UV disinfection is physical disinfection method. There has been a substantial increase in the adoption of UV disinfection technology to carry out disinfection. ...

Medical Device Cleaning Market by Process Type Application - Global Forecast to 2022

  • $ 5650
  • Industry report
  • June 2017
  • by MarketsandMarkets

The global medical device cleaning market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2017 to 2022, to reach USD 1.71 million by 2022. The growth of this market is majorly driven by the incidence of h ...

Infection Control Market Analysis By Type (Equipment, Disinfectors, Sterilization Equipment, Services, Consumables), By End-use (Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies), And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025

  • $ 4950
  • Industry report
  • May 2017
  • by Grand View Research

The global infection control market is expected to reach USD 258.3 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is driven by rising concerns with respect to a significant ...


ref:plp2013

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.