Patient Scales: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
Patient scales represent a small, but significant component of the healthcare industry. These products, as the name implies, help weigh patients. However, they function as important tools in prevention too. This is particularly useful given the growing incidence of life-threatening, yet preventive conditions such as heart diseases. Viewed from any perspective, the healthcare industry cannot do without these scales.
Growth in the United States patient scales market market lags global average, due to mature status, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Floor scales market in the region is projected to reach US$17.7 million by 2010. European market is portended to grow at a modest CAGR between 1.5%-1.6% over the analysis period. Under bed scales market in the region represents the fastest growing segment owing to growing number of aged and mobility-impaired patients. Among the European countries, Germany forms the largest market for patient scales, followed by France and the United Kingdom.
Asia-Pacific, due to its rapidly growing population and related need for medical products and devices, represents the fastest growing geographic market. Infant/baby scales market in the region is set to expand at a rapid CAGR to reach US$518 thousand by 2010.
Key players profiled in the study include Algen Scale Corp., Detecto Scale Company, Health O Meter, Olympic Medical Corporation, ScaleTronix, SR Instruments, Inc., Tanita Corporation, and Wedderburn.
The report titled "Patient Scales: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., covers major market dynamics, trends, and issues pertaining to the market. The report provides a brief review of patient scales, types, and functionality and enumerates recent product introductions/innovations, developments, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. Product segments analyzed in the study include Floor Scales, Infant & Baby Scales, Chair Scales, and Under Bed Scales. Analysis is presented for established and emerging markets including United States, Japan, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The study provides current and future analysis over the period 2000-2015.
For more details of this research report, please visit http://www.strategyr.com/Patient_Scales_Market_Report.asp
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