The global ambulatory surgical center market exhibits sound growth prospects amid robust advancements in medical technology and a growing emphasis on minimally invasive procedures.
Market Analysis in Brief
The ambulatory surgical center market refers to the industry that provides outpatient surgical services and procedures to patients. It includes a range of medical facilities that specialise in performing surgeries that do not require an overnight stay, such as diagnostic procedures, endoscopies, and minor surgeries.
Over the recent past, the prevalence of chronic diseases and concurrent demand for minimally invasive procedures has been on the rise. In addition to this, cutting-edge technological advancements in medical technology have provided surgeons’ with a broader range of surgical equipment and instruments, facilitating ease in conducting surgeries. Against this backdrop, the global ambulatory surgical center industry is anticipated to thrive throughout the projection timeframe.
Key Report Findings
Unwavering Rise in Chronic Disease Prevalence
During the period of assessment, the business in the ambulatory surgery center domain shall benefit from growing concerns around chronic disease pervasiveness across emerging and developed markets. According to projections by the National Institutes of Health, the chronic disease burden is likely to increase among the adult population.
Research suggests the number of people in the United States aged 50 years and older will increase by 61.11%. This figure is likely to increase from 137.25 million in 2020 to 221.13 million in 2050. Moreso, among this segment of the population, the number with at least one chronic disease is predicted to increase by 99.5%, surpassing 142.66 million by 2050.
Evidently, the aging population demonstrates greater susceptibility to developing chronic issues. Therefore, the calls for minimally invasive therapies and increased access to healthcare shall bolster the global ambulatory surgical center market growth.
Technological Advancements Reduces Costs of Treatments
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of outpatient surgeries. This is majorly driven by the patients’ trust in technologically advanced treatments in outpatient clinics. Furthermore, these procedures are cost-effective and ensure a speedy recovery. Besides, it eliminates the need to admit to hospitals for tests and surgeries, further curtailing hospital admission rates. Across emerging economies, ambulatory surgical centers are experiencing sharp spikes in demand, unlocking numerous opportunities for the ambulatory surgical center market.
Novel developments in medical technology coupled with the greater affordability of these facilities are further boosting the market growth. The low-cost availability of treatments and amenities, location convenience, and convenience of day surgery for patients are raising patient satisfaction levels. Going forward, technological developments in medical accessories and instruments, and the need for minimally invasive procedures shall promote the ambulatory surgical center market expansion.
High Deployment Costs, and Lack of Trust Among Patients
High deployment costs and scepticism among patients towards the new methods of ambulatory services are expected to impede the global ambulatory surgical center market growth during the forecast period.
Overview of Key Segments
Clinical Solutions Remain Preferred
Based on products and services, the ambulatory surgical center market is classified as clinical solutions, non-clinical solutions, and HCIT outsourcing services. Among these, the clinical solutions segment is expected to hold the lion’s share of the global market. These services are effectively addressing the most pressing challenges of healthcare delivery by reducing healthcare costs and improving the efficiency of healthcare services.
Such technologically advanced products and services ensure precision and accuracy by reducing medical errors. As a result, the utilization of ambulatory surgical centers has become more prominent.
Services Segment Garner a Major Market Share
The ambulatory surgical center market is divided into services, software, and hardware segments, based on components. Over the recent past, the services segment acquired the largest market share. This is majorly attributed to the development of intricate software and the growing need for well-integrated, agile, interoperable, and intuitive software.
Another factor crucial to the ambulatory surgical center market expansion is the accelerated demand for consulting and outsourcing various healthcare processes. These processes include electronic health record (EHR) management, revenue cycle management, and fraud detection.
Growth Opportunities Across Regions
North America’s Dominance Intact
On a geographical basis, North America is predicted to gain a major cut of the global ambulatory surgical center market revenue. High adoption rates of ambulatory surgery centres together with rising healthcare costs are key growth drivers for the regional market.
Additionally, the increasing volume of surgical procedures being performed, and the concentration of significant market players in the region are adding to the market valuation. On the other end of the market, the Asia Pacific is showcasing the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The rise in health awareness among people and the demand for advanced medical technology are key factors influencing market growth.
Leading Participants in Ambulatory Surgical Center Market
Some of the most prominent players operating in the global ambulatory surgical center market Quorum Health Corporation, Edward-Elmhurst Health, Community Health Systems, Inc., Group Eifelhohen-Klinik AG, Healthway Medical Group, MEDNAX Services, Inc., Envision Healthcare Corporation, Prospect Medical Group, Novena Global Healthcare Group, Inc., and SurgCenter Development.
Recent Notable Developments
Regional Classification of the Global Ambulatory Surgical Center Market is Described Below:
Middle East and Africa
*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability
Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Ambulatory Surgical Center Market
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