Willingness-to-pay for intermittent urinary catheters

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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This cost benefit analysis of intermittent urinary catheters was conducted with 385 users in Germany, Italy, Sweden, UK and US.

The individuals were asked to imagine a situation in which they were using a dry catheter but now received €200 monthly to spend on health care or health promoting activities. They were asked to choose one out of five set amounts to spend from the the €200 to change to a wet catheter, or a ready-to-use catheter.

The individuals in this study expressed a preference for both wet and a ready-to-use catheters compared to a dry catheter – click to read the full summary including method, result and conclusion.

Read a summary of this study

Topics: Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization