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The Hindu Business Line  Jun 9  Comment 
Chennai-based India Home Health Care (IHHC) has opened a centre here to offer a variety of services including geriatric, new-born post surgery, and other long-term medical care. Announcin...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 5  Comment 
Demand for home healthcare services on the rise
Benzinga  May 26  Comment 
Below are the top home health care stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of operating margin. The trailing-twelve-month operating margin at Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE) is 12.10 percent. Chemed's PEG ratio is 2.11. The...
Benzinga  Apr 23  Comment 
Below are the top home health care stocks on the NASDAQ in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ: AFAM) is $1.47. Almost Family's operating margin for the same period is 5.00...
Benzinga  Apr 10  Comment 
Below are the top small-cap home health care stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at Almost Family Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM) is $1.47. Almost Family's PEG ratio is 2.55. The...
CNNMoney.com  Apr 8  Comment 
A group of home health workers in Washington, D.C., are suing several staffing agencies in the district for allegedly stealing their wages.
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 5  Comment 
The writing is on the wall: hospitals are increasingly losing patients to ambulatory and home care services. Healthcare is one sector which is never really out of favor, since it provides essential services. However, cost has become the overriding...
Benzinga  Feb 27  Comment 
Below are the top home health care stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE) is $5.59. Chemed's ROE for the same period is 22.40%. The...
Benzinga  Jan 23  Comment 
Below are the top small-cap home health care stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of gross margin. The trailing-twelve-month gross margin at Almost Family Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM) is 46.40%. Almost Family's PEG ratio is 2.55. The...




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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Home Healthcare Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012 - 2018", (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/home-healthcare-market.html) the global home healthcare market is estimated to be worth USD 195.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach the value of USD 305.9 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2012 to 2018. The Americas region is expected to lead the global home healthcare market in terms of revenue till 2018. The total home healthcare market in the Americas is expected to reach the value of USD 150.8 billion by 2018 followed by Europe with total revenue of USD 80.5 billion.

The shift from conventional treatment to proactive monitoring is opening up new opportunities in the home Healthcare market. Patients prefer such services mainly because of convenience and cost effectiveness. Third party healthcare service is also in growing demand due to better quality of treatment provided by trained professionals.

Home Healthcare services are provided by healthcare professionals to patients at their own homes. These services are also called formal or skilled care services. Respiratory therapy, rehabilitation services, home infusion therapy, unskilled home care, telehealth, etc. are some major home Healthcare services provided.

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