Critical Care Nursing Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2020 - 2027

Category : Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Forthcoming | Report ID : ARC2285

Critical care nursing is a speciality within nursing where the nurses deal with the human responses to life-threatening problems. Critical care nurses are licensed professionals and are responsible for ensuring that acutely and critically ill patients and their families receive optimal care. Their focus is on the complete care of the critically ill or unstable patients. Critical care nurses can be found working in a wide variety of environments and specialties including behavioral/psychosocial, cardiovascular, COVID-19, ECG, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hemodynamics, infectious disease, moral, distress, neurology, older adult, palliative/end-of-life, pediatrics/neonatal, pharmacology, pulmonary, quality/patient, safety, renal, sepsis, and staffing among others. Critical Care Nurses are also termed as ICU nurses, they have specialized knowledge to care for and maintain the life support of critically ill patients who are almost at the edge of death.

Market Dynamics

The critical-care nurses act decisively with their ability to think quickly and stay calm when lives are at stake is the factor supporting growth in the market. The strong economic growth in emerging economies, changes in social patterns, technological developments, and increasingly hectic lifestyles are further bolstering the number of patients with critical issues. The increasing number of heart patients is further bolstering market value. For instance, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the US. One person dies every 36 seconds in the US from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

On the other side, shortages of skilled human resources and lack of insurance coverage in some economies are projected to limit the growth to an extent over the forecast period from 2020 to 2027.

North America accounted for the maximum revenue hare in the Critical care nursing Market

In 2019, North America leads the global critical care nursing market with a major share (%) in terms of revenue. The rapidly increasing geriatric population is supporting the regional market value. Additionally, the increasing number of patients with chronic diseases, especially heart diseases is further bolstering the regional market value. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year that means 1 in every 4 deaths is from heart disease.  Additionally, heart disease costs the US around US$219 billion each year from 2014 to 2015 including the cost of health care services, medicines, and lost productivity due to death. Furthermore, every year, about 805,000 Americans have a heart attack including 605,000 are people with a first-time heart attack and 200,000 happen to those who have already had a heart attack. Apart from these, Asia Pacific is projected to exhibit the fastest growth with the prominent CAGR (%) over the forecast timeframe from 2020 to 2027 due to its emerging economies and developing the healthcare sector.

The players profiled in the report include Angels Nursing Care, Apollo Hospital, Brookdale Senior Living, Care UK, Costa Blanca Care Agency, Encompass home health, Genesis Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and others. The major critical care nursing players were involved in strategic developments for escalating the profit share in regional as well as the global market. The major investments were announced in the critical care nursing market for technological advancements in the field.

Market Segmentation

Market By Gender



Market By Application

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units

Coronary Intensive Care Units (CCU or Sometimes CICU)

ICU in the Emergency Department (E-ICU)

Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU)

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neuroscience Critical Care Unit (NCCU)

Overnight Intensive-Recovery (OIR)

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Shock/Trauma Intensive-Care Unit (STICU)

Surgical Intensive Care Units (SICU)

Trauma Intensive Care Units

Market By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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