Economic considerations and outcome measurement in urge incontinence.

  title={Economic considerations and outcome measurement in urge incontinence.},
  author={Gis{\'e}la Kobelt},
  volume={50 6A Suppl},
          100-7; discussion 108-10
OBJECTIVES Urge incontinence exacts a physical, psychological, and economic toll on affected individuals. This article examines different approaches to estimate the burden of urge incontinence on patients and discusses how costs and consequences of treatments can be evaluated and compared to other interventions. METHODS Willingness-to-pay methodology was used in Sweden to illustrate patients' distress. Incontinence symptoms were compared to willingness-to-pay amounts and to health-related… CONTINUE READING

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