According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Indwelling Catheters Market by Product Type, By Material, By Coating Type, Application, and Region: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027," the indwelling catheters market accounted for $1.21 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach $2.32 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 9.1% from 2020 to 2027.
The scope of products of indwelling catheters has widened, as it is used to treat various neurological, urological, and other disorders, with the help of improved clinical practices and advanced technologies. Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment is a prime focus of healthcare departments across geographies. Catheterization is a basic co-procedure along with various medical procedures that include, neurosurgery, angioplasty, urological disorders, and specialty catheters; indwelling catheters being a key component in the above procedures. Hence, using ancillary medical devices such as indwelling catheters to treat diseases makes it a lucrative market globally.
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Rise in cases of urological diseases, kidney stones, UTI, diabetes and growth in demand for minimally invasive procedures boosts the growth of the indwelling catheters market. Furthermore, technologically advanced indwelling catheters manufactured with infection resistant coating, minimize catheter-associated infections. Thus, these are preferred by customers (healthcare professionals), which leads to the growth of the indwelling catheter market. Reimbursement plays a vital role to raise the utilization rate of catheters. Increase in reimbursement levels from 4 to 200 catheters per patient per month by Medicare and Medicaid systems in the U.S. particularly for the indwelling catheters contributes to the increase in the utilization rates of catheters in all healthcare set-ups. However, price competition in domestic/local markets, catheter causing infection and inadequate quality assurance hamper the growth of the indwelling catheters market.
In terms of product, the global indwelling catheters market has been classified into 2-way catheters, 3-way catheters, and 4-way Catheters. Furthermore, based on coating type, the global indwelling catheters market has been categorized into hydrogel coating, silver alloy coating, silicone-elastomer, and others. The hydrogel coating segment dominated the global market in 2019, as hydrogel coated indwelling catheters are highly popular, and bonded hydrogel-coated latex catheters are more durable than silicone catheters since their hydrogel coating prevents bacterial adherence and reduces mucosal friction. Hydrogels or polymers coat the catheter, absorbing water to produce a slippery outside surface.
In terms of application, the global indwelling catheters market has been bifurcated into post-surgical care, critical care, urinary incontinence and benign prostate hyperplasia. The post-surgical care segment is expected to expand at a high CAGR from 2020 to 2027. Increase in usage of indwelling catheters among ICU & critically injured patients in hospitals and rise in the number of ICU admissions are likely to drive the segment during the forecast period.
On the basis of material, both latex and silicon-based foley catheters hold a share of near-equal proportions with the former accounting for a slightly higher share. Latex-based catheters gain an edge over their counterpart, on the back of their coatings of hydrogen silicon, silicone elastomer, and PTFE Teflon material. These materials aid in lowering urethral irritation, encrustations, lower surface friction, and improve the overall comfort of the patient. Likewise, the demand for silicon-based catheters will remain high, backed by its longer life-span, large diameters, and low risk of urinary tract infections.
Indwelling catheters depict high market attractiveness owing to low prices, favorable reimbursement rates, and high volumes resulting from high utilization rates due to rise in incidences of urinary tract infections (UTI) and increase in proportion of geriatric population (that typically display high incidence of urological diseases). Furthermore, the development of technologically advanced catheters and increased reimbursement rates for indwelling catheters boost the market growth. Moreover, technologically advanced catheters are manufactured with “infection resistant coating” technology. For instance, Bard Medical has developed anti-infective latex Foley catheters, The BARDEX I.C., which minimizes the UTIs to a large extent—therefore, are increasingly preferred by customers (healthcare professionals).
In context of the geographical markets, North America and Asia-Pacific are the most lucrative market segments. The growth of these markets is mainly due to the rise in aging population, increase in incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular and urological diseases.
In North America, the U.S. indwelling catheters market has garnered a dominant share due to the technological advancements, government regulations, rise in incidences of healthcare associated infections (HAI), and increased awareness among the patients and the caregivers. Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific market accounted for the highest CAGR in the forecast period. In Asia-Pacific, key countries included are India, Japan, China, and Australia. Of the stated, China and India collectively constitute large patient-bases of kidney diseases, urological, and other diseases, which boost the volume growth of the market. In addition, increase in healthcare expenditure, improvement in healthcare infrastructure, and growth in medical tourism fuel the growth of the indwelling catheters market.
Key Findings Of The Study
- The study provides an in-depth analysis, current trends, and future estimations of the global indwelling catheters market to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
- Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the market growth is provided.
- By product type, the 2-way catheters segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2020 to 2027.
- Extensive analysis of key segments of the industry help to understand the types of products and technologies used across various geographies.