A short collarless gown is worn by patients checked or treated in a doctor's clinic or hospital. These gowns assist hospital professionals in providing easy access to the patient's body part being treated. Hospital gowns make up a significant percentage of the market and are likely to proliferate over the forecast period. The vast market share of this category can be attributed to the increasing number of patients due to the growing rate of cardiovascular illnesses.
Surgical treatment is one of the essential aspects of adequately managing various health conditions, such as obstructed labor, accidents, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and infections. One of the significant aspects of a well-functioning healthcare system is surgical treatment. Surgery is one of the most critical components for the global development of the healthcare sector, as per the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international healthcare organizations. However, adequate synchronization infrastructure, specialized supplies, and qualified human resources are required to improve surgical therapy.
Over the forecast period, the increased number of surgeries is expected to enhance the market. Mölnlycke Health Care AB estimates that 70 million surgical procedures are performed in Europe each year. As a result, hospital gowns, which are essential for surgical procedures, are expected to be in high demand for the forecast duration.
The increased occurrence of HAIs due to a lack of sanitation and protection is one of the key factors driving the market growth. Each year, one out of every 25 hospital patients develops at least one HAI, according to the CDC. Hospital gowns provide broad contamination protection and can help prevent HAIs. They can also keep germs and other organisms from entering a patient’s body. As a result, surgeons recommend that patients wear gowns before medical procedures. These factors are expected to propel market expansion throughout the projected period.
The COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted the supply chain for the raw materials needed to make hospital gowns in several nations. Furthermore, manufacturers reduced output in the wake of the pandemic, and the market for hospital gowns plummeted. As a result, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the hospital gowns market.
The COVID-19 pandemic and increased hospital admissions substantially raised the demand for medical disposables. To meet expanding global demand, the WHO advised industry and governments to increase PPE manufacturing by 40%, including hospital gowns, gloves, medical masks, face shields, aprons, respirators, and goggles. It went on to say that rising demand for these commodities had led to significant price hikes.
Surgical masks and hospital gowns, for example, had increased sixfold and twofold, respectively, and the WHO donated over half a million personal protective equipment (PPE) sets to 47 countries. As a result, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the medical disposables industry and is now considered a strong growth driver.
North America currently dominates the global hospital gowns market, which is likely to continue during the forecast period. North America is expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.74%, generating USD 3,701 million in revenue by 2030. Hospital gown demand is likely to rise in North America as the number of surgeries and healthcare workers grows. Major market participants in the region aim to expand the use of hospital gowns by producing innovative and enhanced goods.
With a CAGR of 13.42% estimated to reach USD 3,258 million by 2030, Europe holds the second-largest share of the global hospital gowns market. An increase in operations and the incidence of hospital-acquired infections are predicted to drive market expansion in Europe over the forecast period. Furthermore, measures taken by prominent industry participants and medical advice to patients to wear hospital gowns are projected to enhance the market growth.
Some of the key players in the global hospital gowns market are Medline Industries, Inc, Standard Textile Co., Inc, Angelica, AmeriPride Services, 3M, and Cardinal Health.