Economic considerations in overactive bladder.

  title={Economic considerations in overactive bladder.},
  author={Teh-wei Hu and Todd H. Wagner},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={6 11 Suppl},
Many costs are associated with overactive bladder (OAB). They include direct costs, such as those associated with treatment, diagnosis, routine care, and the consequences of the disease; indirect costs of lost wages and productivity; and intangible costs associated with pain, suffering, and decreased quality of life. Quantification of all these costs is essential for establishing the total economic burden of a disease on society. Currently, the total economic burden of OAB is unknown. However… CONTINUE READING