April 19, 2011 09:08 ET

Durable Medical Equipment Market to Reach $31 Billion by 2013

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - has announced the addition of DeciBio's new report "Durable Medical Equipment: U.S. Market Size, Segments, Growth and Trends," to their collection of Medical Devices market reports. For more information, visit

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, the DME market is divided in six therapeutic segments:

  • Home respiratory therapy
  • Home infusions
  • Diabetes supplies
  • Patient positioning
  • Patient mobility
  • Other equipment

Using this segmentation, it was established that the U.S. DME market reached $26B in 2010. DeciBio expects this market to grow 6% per annum (p.a.) to reach $31B by 2013, with various segments growing in the mid- to high- single-digits. The report reviews the factors that will be driving and moderating this growth, including demographic trends, patient preference, cost benefits and international imports.

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.

The DME market is highly fragmented, and counts more than 100,000 players. DeciBio reviews the consequences of this fragmentation for manufacturers, providers and payors, and highlights specific segments that appear less fragmented. The report discusses each segment and provides a detailed analysis of home respiratory therapy and patient mobility. For these two segments, the report reviews key products, specific growth drivers and moderators, value chain, as well as manufacturer and provider economics in more details.

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