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Incontinence needs better services, says report

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1429a (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1429

Urinary incontinence is a problem for one in six women in Britain between the ages of 45 and 65 but services are inadequate and uncoordinated, says a report published last week by the Royal College of Physicians. The report emphasises the devastating effect that incontinence can have on the lives of sufferers and their families and points to the enormous cost to the nation.

The report says: “Children, men, and women may be ostracised and old people institutionalised …

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