Europe Palliative Care Market Research Report—Forecast till 2032

Europe Palliative Care Market Research Report Information By Service Type (Private residence care, Hospice inpatient care, Hospital inpatient care, Nursing home and residential facility care, and Others), By End User (Hospitals, Home Care Settings, Palliative Care Centers, and Long-Term Care Centers & Rehabilitation Centers) –and Europe Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/HC/16251-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki | March 2024         

Europe Palliative Care Market Overview


Europe Palliative Care Market Size was valued at USD 2.7 Billion in 2022. The Palliative Care industry is projected to grow from USD 2.9 Billion in 2023 to USD 5.17 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.50% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increasing awareness and acceptance is one of the major market drivers driving the palliative care market in Europe. Palliative care is often delivered through a multidisciplinary team approach involving healthcare professionals from various specialties, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and chaplains. The collaborative nature of palliative care ensures holistic and comprehensive support for patients and their families, enhancing the effectiveness and uptake of palliative care services.


Europe Palliative Care Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Palliative Care Market Trends



  • Increasing awareness and acceptance of palliative care is driving the market growth


Over the years, there has been a growing awareness and acceptance of palliative care as an essential component of healthcare. Healthcare organizations, patient advocacy groups, and policymakers have worked to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the benefits of palliative care. This increased awareness has led to a greater understanding of the role of palliative care in improving the overall well-being of patients and their families. The growing body of research and evidence supporting the effectiveness of palliative care has played a crucial role in increasing awareness and acceptance. Studies have shown that palliative care improves patients' quality of life, symptom management, and patient and family satisfaction. The availability of evidence-based research has helped healthcare professionals and policymakers recognize the value of palliative care and integrate it into mainstream healthcare services. Additionally, the development and dissemination of international guidelines and standards for palliative care have contributed to its acceptance and integration into healthcare systems. Organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) have provided guidance on best practices and quality standards in palliative care. These guidelines serve as a reference for healthcare providers, policymakers, and regulators, promoting a standardized approach to palliative care and enhancing its acceptance.


Furthermore, governments in Europe have recognized the importance of palliative care and have implemented policies and initiatives to promote its availability and accessibility. Many countries have integrated palliative care into their national healthcare systems and have allocated funding and resources to support its implementation. These government policies and support have helped to standardize and expand palliative care services across the region. Also, technological advancements have had a positive impact on palliative care delivery. Telemedicine and digital health solutions have made it easier to provide remote consultations, monitor patients' symptoms, and offer support to patients and their families. This has improved access to palliative care services, especially for individuals living in remote areas or those with limited mobility. Additionally, electronic health records and digital platforms have facilitated the coordination and continuity of care for palliative care patients.


Palliative Care Market Segment Insights:


Palliative Care Service Type Insights


The Europe Palliative Care market segmentation, based on service type includes Private residence care, Hospice inpatient care, Hospital inpatient care, Nursing home and residential facility care, and Others. The hospice inpatient care segment dominated the market. Hospice inpatient care refers to specialized palliative care services provided in a dedicated hospice facility or a designated unit within a hospital. It is designed to provide intensive symptom management, emotional support, and end-of-life care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice inpatient care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients and their families during the final stages of the illness.


Figure 1: Europe Palliative Care Market, by Service Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Europe Palliative Care Market, by Service Type, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Palliative Care End User Insights


The Europe Palliative Care market segmentation, based on end user, includes Hospitals, Home Care Settings, Palliative Care Centers, and Long-Term Care Centers & Rehabilitation Centers. The hospitals category generated the most income. Hospitals play a significant role in providing palliative care services in Europe. They have the infrastructure, medical expertise, and resources to deliver comprehensive palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Hospitals often have specialized palliative care units or teams that work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide a multidisciplinary approach to care.


Palliative Care Country Insights


Palliative care services in Europe are provided to different end users, including hospitals, home care settings, palliative care centers, and long-term care centers and rehabilitation centers. The distribution and dominance of these end user segments may vary based on regional factors, healthcare policies, and patient preferences in different countries within Europe. Germany has made significant progress in the development of palliative care services. The country has a comprehensive palliative care infrastructure, with specialized palliative care units in hospitals, hospices, and home care settings. Germany has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and has implemented various initiatives to improve access to palliative care services, including training programs for healthcare professionals.


Figure 2: EUROPE PALLIATIVE CARE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


EUROPE PALLIATIVE CARE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Palliative Care Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the palliative care market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, palliative care industry must offer cost-effective items.


Major players in the palliative care market are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations includes Everycare; Trinity Hospice; Home Instead; La Maison; Domus Salutis.


Key Companies in the palliative care market include



Palliative Care Industry Developments


2020: The merger between Marie Curie and Hospice UK created a new organization called "Hospice UK and Marie Curie." This merger aimed to strengthen the provision of palliative and end-of-life care services in the UK by combining the expertise and resources of both organizations.


Palliative Care Market Segmentation


Palliative Care Service Type Outlook



  • Private residence care

  • Hospice inpatient care

  • Hospital inpatient care

  • Nursing home and residential facility care

  • Others


Palliative Care End User Outlook



  • Hospitals

  • Home Care Settings

  • Palliative Care Centers

  • Long-Term Care Centers & Rehabilitation Centers


Palliative Care Regional Outlook



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Sweden

    • Denmark

    • Luxembourg

    • Norway

    • Austria

    • Rest of Europe



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 2.7 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 2.9 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 5.17 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.50% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Service Type, End User, and Region
Region Covered Europe
Countries Covered Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, Austria, Rest of Europe
Key Companies Profiled Everycare; Trinity Hospice; Home Instead; La Maison; Domus Salutis.
Key Market Opportunities ·       Integration of Palliative Care into Primary Care
Key Market Dynamics ·       Delivery, accessibility, and acceptance of palliative care services and products ·       Increasing Awareness and Acceptance




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Europe palliative care market size was valued at USD 2.7 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.50% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are Everycare; Trinity Hospice; Home Instead; La Maison; Domus Salutis.

The hospice inpatient care category dominated the market in 2022.

The hospitals category had the largest share in the market.

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