Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
After maintaining growth during the devastating recession, the Medical Supplies Wholesaling industry will continue to expand over the next five years. The US population is growing older, leading to a higher average age and greater need for medical supplies. Additionally, new cardiovascular and neurological devices will fuel demand for industry products, boosting revenue for wholesalers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Medical Supplies Wholesaling industry includes three main product segments: orthopedic devices and hospital supplies; electromedical equipment; and surgical and medical instruments. In serving the healthcare industry, wholesalers may also provide outsourced resource management and consulting services. Industry operators often provide these services in order to improve the provider supply chain through better inventory management, supply spending and related data.
Equipment versus devices
All physical items used in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention or monitoring of a patient are described as medical devices. However, the term “equipment” usually refers to powered, reusable items that require maintenance, calibration and occasional repair... purchase to read more