Understanding the Economic Impact of Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.
Palma-Zamora ID, and Atiemo HO. Understanding the economic impact of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction. Urol Clin North Am 2017; 44(3):333-343.
The Urologic clinics of North America
Neurogenic bladder is a chronic and disabling condition associated with multiple comorbidities and a widespread economic impact. Literature on cost of care and resource utilization is sparse and heterogeneous. Nonstandardized approaches, impact perspectives, and types of costs are used to describe the economic implications of neurogenic bladder. The financial toll is difficult to ascertain due to indirect and intangible costs exacerbated by the underlying disability. Health resource utilization based on clinical manifestations of neurogenic bladder may serve as an alternative measure. Understanding the multifold economic implications and health resource utilization patterns of neurogenic bladder may guide improvement of treatment strategies.
Medical Subject Headings
Health Care Costs; Health Resources; Humans; Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic