Development of a scoring system to predict epilepsy-related death: a case control study


  • The Scottish Epilepsy Deaths Study (SEDS) score developed may be a useful tool to identify adults who are at high risk of epilepsy-related death.

Why this matters

  • People with epilepsy are at a significantly increased risk of premature death.

  • It is important to try to identify individuals who are at the highest risk so that they can be targeted with earlier and more aggressive care.