The usage of disinfectors depends on the level of contamination present in the device or instrument- low-level, intermediate-level, and high-level contamination.
One of the major factors propelling the demand for disinfects is the soaring geriatric population level across the world. As per the United Nations, the total population of people aged 60 years and above is increasing at a rapid pace and it is expected to reach 1.4 billion by 2030. As the elderly people are more vulnerable to infections such as antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infections, diarrheal diseases, and urinary tract infections (UTIs), their increasing population will fuel the growth in the demand for disinfectors, which are used in the decontamination of medical instruments and tools and in various surgical procedures.
Owing to the burgeoning usage of disinfectors in healthcare settings for removing toxic residue from medical devices, the demand for disinfectors will increase at a rapid rate in future, across the globe. In a majority of healthcare settings, invasive devices such as ventilators and catheters are used for performing procedure where the risk of infections is very high, thereby promoting the usage of disinfectors. Additionally, the increasing prevalence of various healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) such as central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is further boosting the demand for disinfectors across the globe.
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Due to the above-mentioned factors, the global disinfectors market is expected to register huge growth in the coming years. Disinfectors are mainly used for disinfecting (semi-sterilizing) stainless steel furniture of operating rooms, medical instruments, and central sterile services departments (CSSD). These disinfecting devices are available in a wide array of designs and come equipped with numerous features. They are extensively used for washing, drying, rinsing, and disinfecting surgical instruments and bedpans, medical utensils, endoscopes, and other devices and tools used in various healthcare settings.
Globally, North America is currently observing the highest usage of disinfectants. This is primarily ascribed to the presence of stringent and mandatory reimbursement policies and regulations in the region. Moreover, the rising demand for contamination-free environment and instruments in the healthcare settings are further pushing the demand for disinfectors and thus contributing to the growth of the disinfectors market in the region. For instance, in the U.S, the hospitals are subjected to huge financial penalties for preventable hospital-associated infections (HAIs) such as CAUTI and CLABSI, as per the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program (HACRP).
Hence, it is clear that the demand for disinfectors will surge in future, primarily due to the rising need for contamination-free healthcare devices and instruments in various healthcare settings and rising awareness regarding HAIs and hygiene.