Incontinence: A common condition
Continence health problems are a major health issue that do not only impact patients, but also carers, society, the economy and the environment. Incontinence is alsoRead more
Ten percent of the GDP (€ 17 trillion) in the EU is spent on healthcare which is approximately € 2,500 per citizen per year.
An increasing life expectancy comes with lower quality of life and higher costs.
Ten percent of daily medical care involves urology.
Twenty-five million or 16% of Europeans aged 40 years and above experience some symptoms of urinary incontinence.
The costs of urinary incontinence in just six countries adds up to €7 billion.