Posted by: bescothealthcare | December 18, 2012

Australia Adds Up the Staggering Cost of All Incontinence Conditions

The Australian highlights an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report that  states that, based on 2009 data, 315,000 Aussies suffer severe incontinence, 66% of whom are women.

The report said there were 72,900 carers helping a loved one with their incontinence problem and three quarters spent 40 hours a week or more on caring duties.

The toll on their well being was more than other carers who did not have to deal with incontinence, the report said.

In 2008-09, health care spending for incontinence was about $202 million.

Full report, click here

(at time of blog, Australian and Canadian dollar approximately on par).

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