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.
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.