Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Number of Unnecessary Interfacility Transfers for Seizure-Relate Emergencies Is High and Growing

Number of Unnecessary Interfacility Transfers for Seizure-Relate Emergencies Is High and Growing

​Nearly 6 percent of seizure-related emergency department visits resulted in patients being transferred to another facility, and the rate of medically unnecessary moves is high and possibly growing, according to a study published Oct. 11 online in Neurology. Lead author Emily K. Acton, MSCE, of the [EF1] University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and her […]

Forging stakeholder collaboration for improved healthcare for persons living with epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Forging stakeholder collaboration for improved healthcare for persons living with epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Neurological disorders are a significant contributor to the global mortality and morbidity. They are responsible for close to 9 million deaths per year. Whilst it is estimated that globally, about 50 million people suffer from epilepsy alone.  Out of this number, 80% live in low- and middle-income countries where only 1 out of 4 has […]

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