Hospitals are licensed facilities that provide a variety of medical and surgical services, some of which are also provided by other facilities. A distinguishing characteristic of hospitals is “inpatient care,” which refers to services where patients are admitted to a hospital to stay overnight for closer monitoring.
This market includes general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and specialist hospitals, which provide various services to patients, ranging from diagnostics, medical and surgical treatments, nursing and specialized accommodation to other medical services. Depending on the specific legal regulations, the medical services provided by hospitals can vary greatly from country to country. Long-term care facilities, ambulatory care providers, and medical retailers are excluded from this market.
The Hospitals market is divided into three categories: Inpatient Care, Outpatient Care, and Other Hospital Services. Inpatient Care comprises all the medical and surgical services that are provided to patients who are admitted to a hospital for an overnight stay. Outpatient Care covers all medical and surgical services that are provided to patients without having to spend the night in a hospital. Other Hospital Services includes hospital services that are provided outside of a basic hospital setting, e.g., day-care, long-term care, and home-based care.
Additional information: The shown KPIs include revenues, average revenue per capita, number of hospitals, density of hospitals, average revenue per hospital, number of hospital beds, density of hospital beds, and average revenue per hospital bed. Market values represent revenues paid to hospitals by the respective healthcare payers (including VAT, if applicable). Reported market revenues include spending by consumers (B2C), enterprises (B2B), and governments (B2G). Revenues are allocated to the country where the money is spent.
General hospitals, including community, county, and regional hospitals
Specialist hospitals, such as maternity clinics and aesthetics clinics
Long-term care facilities
Ambulatory care providers, such as specialist practices and dental practices
Providers of ancillary medical services
Medical retailers and other providers of medical supplies
With an annual revenue of more than US$4tn, the hospitals Market is one of the biggest and most essential markets in the healthcare industry. The increase in diseases and an aging population are the main drivers of the hospitals market. Over the last 50 years the worldwide obesity has nearly tripled according to the World Health Organization. More than 13% of adults are being obese and around 39% of adults are being overweight. Additionally, poor lifestyle such as lack of exercise, unhealthy diet habits, and smoking lead to further health problems. As a result, chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and cancer are increasing in prevalence. Furthermore, due to the increasing average life expectancy there is a huge demand for special treatments and medical care of the aging population. Accordingly, the total health expenditure is expected to increase rapidly as the demand and patient numbers are growing.
A restrictive factor for the hospital markets is the limited access to healthcare facilities in many emerging countries. Poor quality of healthcare facilities and the lack of professional healthcare staff and hospitals are playing a negative role in the development of the hospitals market in the developing countries.
In the forecast period, the hospitals market exhibits steady growth at a CAGR of around 4%. In the future, rising demand for technology and digitalization such as electronic health records, surgery robotics and AI-based diagnostics are going to further influence the Hospitals Market.
Data encompasses B2B, B2G, and B2C spend. Figures are based on revenue received by hospitals from public or private sources, allocated to the country where the money is spent, including VAT if applicable.
Modeling approach / Market size:
Market sizes are determined by a bottom-up approach, based on a specific rationale for each market market. Next, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as healthcare expenditure per capita, health risk factors, public health spend, and GDP. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.
In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. For example, forecasts are based on historical developments, current trends, and key market indicators, using advanced statistical methods.
Data is modeled in US$ using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level.