Paediatricians puzzled as bed-wetting referrals dry up

What's going on?

Bed-wetting is a common paediatric problem, but Australian paediatricians are questioning why they see very few children referred to them for management of the condition.

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Despite affecting one in five children, enuresis accounted for little more than 4% of paediatricians' workloads, according to a study of 8000 consultations spanning six years.

The low numbers of referrals may be explained by good management of enuresis in primary care, or perhaps a lack of awareness about treatment options among GPs