10% of the patients account for 50% of the cost

April 8, 2020

Infections and urethral trauma are not only painful side affects for catheter users, it is also costly. Preventive efforts directed to the right patients could make a big difference. But who exactly are the right patients?

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Topics: Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization

Patients require catheters that reduce the number of urinary tract infections

April 1, 2020

Urinary tract infection (UTI) can be a common complication of intermittent catheterization. This study was conducted to determine how important it is to catheter users to avoid UTIs and other complications.

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Topics: Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization

Willingness-to-pay for intermittent urinary catheters

March 25, 2020

Satisfaction with catheter type among patients using urinary catheters may vary, but it is hard to measure satisfaction and convenience with conventional methods. Instead, a willingness-to-pay approach may yield insights.

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Topics: Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization

Dignity in healthcare

September 6, 2019

What does the word dignity really mean? A quick search online gives some direction: “Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, and to be treated ethically”. But we wanted a deeper understanding of what that means in practice and decided to discuss this topic with a group of nurses in UK.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization, dignity