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Table 2 Summary of most common reasons for out-patients staying long with IUC after being diagnosed with BPH

From: Prevalence and indications of long-term indwelling urinary catheter among out-patients attending urology clinic at a tertiary hospital in Northwestern Tanzania

Most common reasons for out-patients staying long with IUC after being diagnosed with BPH Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Endless appointments (lab results missing, inadequate working facilities, many patients, beds full) 23 52
No money to pay for surgery 9 20
Medical problems 7 16
Few specialists 5 11
Scheme of treatment   
Self(from own pocket) 49 94
National Health Insurance Fund(NHIF) 3 0.1
Action taken by the patient   
Attended other hospital 6 14
Went to traditional healer 1 0.02%
Adverse outcome(death) 3 6