The clinical nutrition market consists of sales of clinical nutrition interventions and related services by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that produce nutritional products that are used in the treatment of diseases related to malnutrition, restoring body tissue, and boosting energy and immunity in the body. Clinical nutrition helps in keeping the patient healthy by providing the required amount of nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
The global clinical nutrition market is expected to grow from $38.19 billion in 2019 to $42.86 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.23%. The growth is mainly due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Nutritional care is believed to influence recovery time and the patient’s ability to return to normal. Nutrition is vital in maintaining avoiding metabolic disturbances during the patient`s stay (around two weeks) in the intensive care. Also, as respiratory difficulties prevent patients from eating effectively, nutritional intake is important. The market is then expected to stabilize and reach $52.76 billion in 2023 at a CAGR of 7.18%.