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Operations for stress urinary incontinence in the United States, 1988-1992.
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PMID:  8886068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency and cost of operations for stress urinary incontinence in the United States. METHODS: We reviewed data from the 1988-1992 National Hospital Discharge Surveys and the 1991 California Office of Statewide Health Planning Survey. We determined the frequency and type of surgical procedures performed for stress urinary incontinence and estimated the total direct costs of these operations in the United States. RESULTS: From 1988 to 1992, the total number of operations for stress incontinence increased from 78,000 to over 100,000. The rate of operations increased most in women older than 65 years of age. The total direct cost for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in the United States in 1991 was about $0.5 billion. CONCLUSIONS: Operations for treatment of stress urinary incontinence are increasing in frequency in the United States. They are both more commonly performed and more costly than have been previously reported.
A P Korn; L A Learman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0090-4295     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-29     Completed Date:  1996-11-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Care Costs
Middle Aged
Surgical Procedures, Operative / economics,  statistics & numerical data
United States
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / surgery*

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