The Rising Trends Of Healthcare Transportation Services

Nandini Mukherjee, Special EditorThe global market for healthcare transportation services valued at $79.43 billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of nearly 4.2 percent during the forecast period 2020 - 2025. Hospitals are estimated to be the largest market for global healthcare transportation growing at a CAGR of 4.91 percent with $37.2 billion. The major factors driving this market comprises of increasing emphasis on improving healthcare system, growing need for quick transportation of samples and specimens for testing and increased focus reducing logistics cost. Healthcare transport services have come a long way today from the standard vehicles of the past. Utilizing the latest, cutting edge technological facilities, and equipped with highly trained medical staff, the
modern-day transport vehicles are true life-saving heroes. However, the best patient transport is not just equipped with the latest technological facilities, but is also able to reach the crisis site on time, and minimize the damage effectively.

Despite these developments, healthcare organizations are currently faced with significant challenges related to addressing and managing the flow of patients throughout the system. In fact, as per a recent survey, 85 of people wait between 10 to 30 minutes past their scheduled appointment time to see their healthcare provider. To the rescue, many transportation service providers have come up to help minimize wait times and improve patient flow, streamlined and inter facility ambulance transportation. Leveraging this transport, such providers ensure that from ambulatory care to critical care they provide the right level of transport, to the right patient at the right time.

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