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Health economics

The importance of economics in continence care

To provide the best possible products within budgetary limits, healthcare providers need to look at the total cost of continence care. Costs and benefits in continence care

The importance of economics in continence care

The primarily goal for healthcare systems is to improve health. However, most healthcare institutions operate with annual budgets that focus primarily on larger patient groups than those requiring continence care. This increases the risk that people requiring continence care have to settle for low-cost interventions.

The total cost of treatment

The cost of continence care includes not just the unit cost of given products, but also the cost of health complication over time. This makes it critical to look at total cost of treatment, in order to provide the best product within a given certain budget range.

In the field of continence care, Coloplast creates value by reducing the number of complications – meaning fewer hospitalizations, lower overall medical costs as well as better quality of life for patients.


Why choose Coloplast continence products?

At Coloplast, we listen carefully in order to better understand needs. This is how we constantly develop new and better ways to do things and bring the best ideas to market. Our goal is to make a real difference to people’s lives. Choosing Coloplast continence products

User driven innovation since 1954

People with continence problems and healthcare professionals still face significant challenges every day. To solve them, we work closely with both groups of people to find better solutions.


User-driven innovation

To understand the daily routines and challenges people with a catheter, leg bag, Male External Catheter,or irrigation system experience, our R&D staff visit them and observe their daily activities and routines closely. This process helps us to understand their challenges and translate their needs into effective solutions.


We encourage innovation and community involvement. If you have comments, suggestions or ideas on products send us an email at with the subject 'User-driven innovation'.


Listening and responding since 1954

Working closely with healthcare professionals and the people who use our products is nothing new at Coloplast. In fact, the way we work today started in 1954. Elise Sørensen was a community nurse. Her sister Thora had just had a stoma operation and was afraid to go out, fearing that her stoma might leak in public. So Elise created the world’s first adhesive stoma bag, giving Thora – and thousands of people like her – the chance to enjoy life again. Her idea was a simple solution with great significance. 


Coloplast Care

At Coloplast, we offer a support program for you. In this section, please find more information on what Coloplast Care is about, and the form for you to enroll into the program. Why Coloplast Care?

Why choose Coloplast Care?

Coloplast Care program... why?

  • Online support and resources 24/7 on the Coloplast Care website
  • Access to the Coloplast Care email program, offering relevant information and inspiration.
  • Self-Assessment tools – emailed quarterly or available on demand to help identify potential issues.
  • The primary objective of the Coloplast Care Program is to provide a “Transition Program” for patients at a time when they require additional support: transition from hospital to home.
  • Based on feedback from clinicians and patients, Coloplast felt this was an unmet need which needed to be addressed.
  • Coloplast is driven by a passion to make a difference.  Our empathy and ability to respond to patient needs are based on a continuous dialogue with Patients and Health Care Professionals.


Your patients receive these key benefits

  • Coverage assistance
  • Assistance to locate the right supplier for product purchases
  • Follow-up by trained Coloplast advisors
  • If the patient has a medical issue, we will refer them back their HCP
  • Free samples: at the registration and more later if needed 

Insurance Coverage Options

Your patient may be covered for a better catheter

Just as peoples’ needs for catheters differ, so does their insurance coverage. 

Insurance coverage for catheters can vary and depends on things like:
• the province you live in
• the reason why you need to use a catheter
• and the type of insurance you have


Learn more

Brief Statement

SpeediCath® and Self-Cath®

SpeediCath® and Self-Cath® catheters are indicated for use by patients with chronic urine retention and patients with a post void residual volume (PVR) due to neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction. The catheter is inserted into the urethra to reach the bladder allowing urine to drain. This is a single use only product. Patients are to contact their healthcare professional before performing self-catheterization for the first time and follow the instructions carefully. See the device manual for further information or, call Coloplast Canada Corporation at 1-877-820-7008 and/or consult the company website at

Peristeen® Anal Irrigation System

Indications: The Peristeen® Anal Irrigation System is intended to instil water into the colon through a rectal catheter, which incorporates an inflatable balloon-inserted into the rectum to promote evacuation of the contents of the lower colon.  The Peristeen Anal Irrigation System is indicated for use by children (2 years - <12 years old), adolescent (12 years - < 18 years old), transitional adolescent (18 - <21 years old) and adult patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction who suffer from fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and/or time-consuming bowel management procedures.


Contradictions: Peristeen Anal Irrigation must not be used in the following situations:

  • Known obstruction of the large bowel due to strictures or tumours
  • Acute inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Complex diverticular disease
  • Abdominal or anal surgery within the last 3 months
  • In patients who are pregnant and have not used the system before*

*If the patient is pregnant and has never used anal irrigation before, they should not start the irrigation procedure during pregnancy


Warning: Anal irrigation procedures should always be carried out with care.  Bowel perforation is an extremely rare, but serious and potentially lethal complication to anal irrigation and will require immediate admission to a hospital, often requiring surgery.


See the device manual for detailed information regarding the procedure, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential complications/adverse events. For further information, call Coloplast Canada Corporation at 1-877-820-7008 and/or consult the company website at


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