Table 72Cost of bladder instillation and washout solutions

SolutionDoseAverage cost (£)
3.23% Citric Acid100 ml3.35
6.00% Citric Acid100 ml3.35
0.9% Saline100 ml3.26
Sterile water100 ml3.30

Source: NHS Drug Tariff 2010186; Infection-related costs – see economic model in Appendix J. Acetic acid (used in the included clinical trials) was not identified in either the BNF or NHS Drug Tariff and was therefore not included in this table.

From: 10, Long term urinary catheters

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