The development of an open access Continence Resource Centre is described.
The role of the Centre in helping the sufferers and carers is highlighted.
The educational role exceeded expectations.
The benefits of the centre in education, research and potential cost saving are discussed.
The aims and achievements are in accord with the Department of Health document « An Agenda for Action on Continence ».
From its opening in August 1989 to the end of February 1992 the centre has served 8070 incontinent individuals and 4736 carers.
At a cost of £44,000 per annum this represents good value for money.
Mots-clés Pascal : Incontinence urinaire, Economie santé, Homme, Centre médicosocial, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Voie urinaire pathologie, Vessie pathologie, Trouble miction, Education sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urinary incontinence, Health economy, Human, Medicosocial centre, Urinary system disease, Urinary tract disease, Bladder disease, Voiding dysfunction, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0014932
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.