Demand for Peripheral I.V. Catheters Growing due to Surging Aged Population

Demand for Peripheral I.V. Catheters Growing due to Surging Aged Population

Published Oct 31 

As the prevalence of chronic diseases across the globe is increasing, the expenditure in the healthcare is also increasing. Since chronic diseases are harder to manage and often are incurable, the need for advanced solutions to deal with these problems is growing as well. Increased expenditure in the sector will facilitate the introduction of advanced healthcare solutions that can be afforded by a larger number of people. Moreover, this is will also increase the accessibility of several treatment options across the globe.

The incidence of bloodstream infections and hematoma-related complications has decreased to a certain extent owing to the introduction of these advanced catheters. The utilization of different types of peripheral I.V. catheters aids in preventing the transference of blood-borne pathogens in to other people present in the healthcare setting. There are two types of peripheral I.V. catheters, namely integrated/closed and short, between which, the demand for short peripheral I.V. catheters was higher in the past.

This being said, the demand for integrated/closed peripheral I.V. catheters is also projected to rise considerably in the coming years. Peripheral I.V. catheters are based on safety and conventional technologies, and the demand for safety variants is expected to increase significantly in the near future. These products are utilized in a number of clinical areas, namely infectious diseases, oncology, pediatric diseases, gastroenterology, and renal diseases.

The increasing geriatric population is a major reason for the growing demand for peripheral I.V. catheters across the globe. Since elderly people are more prone to chronic diseases, the burden of chronic diseases has also been surging across the global. As per the National Institutes of Health, approximately 75%–85% of the people in care facilities for the elderly are suffering from chronic pain in the U.S. Owing to the demand for peripheral I.V. catheters is rising all over the globe.

Geographically, the North American region emerged as the major peripheral I.V. catheter market in the past and is further expected to create the largest demand for these medical devices in the coming years as well. The surging geriatric population, increasing requirement for injectable drugs, and rising healthcare expenditure are leading to the growing need for peripheral I.V. catheters in the region. Within the region, the U.S. has been creating the largest demand for peripheral I.V. catheters and the situation is likely to remain the same in the coming years as well.

In conclusion, the increasing healthcare expenditure and growing geriatric population are driving the market.