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2020 Aug 28

J Urol

The Role of Health Insurance in Patient Reported Satisfaction With Bladder Management in Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Due to Spinal Cord Injury.


Rude T, Moghalu O, Stoffel J, Lenherr S, Myers JB, Elliott S, Welk B, Herrick JS, Presson AP, Ginsberg DA
J Urol. 2020 Aug 28:101097JU0000000000001346.
PMID: 32856985.


Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) is a significant source of morbidity for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and is managed with a range of treatment options that differ in efficacy, tolerability and cost. The effect of insurance coverage upon bladder management, symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) is not known. We hypothesized that private insurance is associated with less bladder symptoms and better QOL.