Incontinence:Written question - 23556

Q
Asked by Glyn Davies
(Montgomeryshire)
Asked on: 21 January 2016
Department of Health
Incontinence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with urinary incontinence in each clinical commissioning group area in each of the last five years; and what the cost was of treating that condition in each such area in each such year.
A
Answered by: Jane Ellison
Answered on: 29 January 2016

The Department does not hold information on the number of people admitted to hospital for urinary incontinence.


A count of finished admission episodes with a primary diagnosis of urinary incontinence, by clinical commissioning group of residence, 2010-11 to 2014-15 is provided in the attached table.


The costs to the National Health Service of treating people with urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence is not available centrally.


Such information as is available is from reference costs, which are the average unit costs of providing defined services to patients. Reference costs for acute care are published by Healthcare Resource Group (HRG), which are standard groupings of similar treatments that use similar resources. For example, costs relating to kidney or urinary tract interventions are assigned to the same HRGs.


Table: Estimated total costs of kidney or urinary tract interventions and urinary incontinence or other urinary problems reported by NHS trusts and foundation trusts, 2010-11 to 2014-15 (£ millions)



Kidney or urinary tract interventions

Urinary incontinence or other urinary problems

2010-11

370.5

28.2

2011-12

398.9

28.1

2012-13

432.4

27.8

2013-14

464.8

28.3

2014-15

506.5

27.6


Source: Reference costs, Department of Health




Clinical commissioning group table (Word Document, 49.3 KB)

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