Durable Medical Equipment: U.S. Market Size, Growth and Trends

Executive summary

Durable medical equipment (DME) is defined as instruments and products used for medical purposes and that can withstand repeated usage. DME is used primarily to help improve the quality of life of patients with injuries or illnesses.

Different stakeholders segment DME in different ways, making the market more or less inclusive. For the purpose of this report, we divided the DME market in six therapeutic segments: Home respiratory therapy, Home infusions, Diabetes supplies, Patient positioning, Patient mobility, Other equipment.

Using this segmentation, we estimate that the U.S. DME market reached ~$27B in 2009. We expect this market to grow 6% per annum to $34B by 2013, with various segments growing in the mid- to high- single-digits. We review the factors that will be driving and moderating this growth, such as patient satisfaction,outcome and cost. 
DME products are distributed primarily by national and local providers; other channels, such as 3rd party distributors or mail-in orders exist for some channels.



Table of content

   Market history
   Market segments
   Market growth
   Reimbursement and Medicare competitive bidding

Segment analysis: Respiratory therapy
   Market overview 
   Value chain analysis 
   Manufacturer economics 
   Provider economics 
   Value levers for private payors 

Segment analysis: Patient mobility
   Market overview 
   Value chain analysis 
   Manufacturer economics 
   Provider economics 

Future market trends
   New player entry 
   Increased payor scrutiny 
   Value chain disintermediation 
   Enforcement of referral laws 

   Patient positioning 
   Diabetes supplies 
   Home infusion therapy 
   DME Manufacturers 
   Rise of home-base healthcare support 
   Table of exhibits 


Table of exhibits:

Exhibit 1: Definition of DME segments in this report 
Exhibit 2: Durable medical equipment segments
Exhibit 3: DME sales by competitors (2008) 
Exhibit 4: DME sales by provider (2009) 
Exhibit 5: Comparison of national and local DME providers 
Exhibit 6: DME sales by therapeutic segment (2009) 
Exhibit 7: DME retailer market share by retailer and therapeutic segment (2009) 
Exhibit 8: DME market size by therapeutic segments (2005-2013E) 
Exhibit 9: DME market drivers and moderators 
Exhibit 10: DME market size by public and private funds (2005-2013E) 
Exhibit 11: Lincare Revenues and net income (2003-2008) 
Exhibit 12: Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program round 1 rebid bidding timeline 
Exhibit 13: Average price cut for products up for bid in 2007 
Exhibit 14: Respiratory therapy by market segment (2009) 
Exhibit 15: Respiratory equipment drivers and moderators 
Exhibit 16: Home respiratory therapy value chain 
Exhibit 17: Distribution of respiratory equipment spend among manufacturers and providers 
Exhibit 18: U.S. respiratory therapy manufacturer market (2009) 
Exhibit 19: Patient mobility by market segment (2009) 
Exhibit 20: Home medical equipment drivers and moderators 
Exhibit 21: Patient mobility value chain 
Exhibit 22: Distribution of patient mobility spend among manufacturers and providers 
Exhibit 23: U.S. patient mobility manufacturer market (2009) 
Exhibit 24: Comparison of patient mobility providers by provider location 
Exhibit 25: Potential trends disrupting the DME market
Exhibit 26: Market capitalization of various DME competitors 
Exhibit 27: Breakdown of average reimbursement rates by provider status and size 
Exhibit 28: Drivers and moderators of disintermediation 
Exhibit 29: Patient positioning market size by product type (2009) 
Exhibit 30: Patient positioning market drivers and moderators 
Exhibit 31: Diabetes supplies market size by product type (2009) 
Exhibit 32: Diabetes supplies market drivers and moderators 
Exhibit 33: Home infusion therapy market size by product type (2009) 
Exhibit 34: Infusion therapy market drivers and moderators
Exhibit 35: Hill-Rom revenue breakdown by product category (2009)*



Publication date: Number of pages: Price:
2009-09-28 55 1300 euros