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
Source: Reference costs, Department of Health