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Published: 20 Aug 2019
Does level of specialist care impact survival in epilepsy?
Adults with epilepsy receiving care from a neurologist or an epilepsy specialist have reduced risk of premature mortality compared with those who receive neither type of care, and referral to a comprehensive epilepsy program (CEP) provides the greatest benefit.
Why this matters
Awareness among early-care physicians of the benefits of specialist epilepsy care might expedite referrals and improve long-term outcomes for people with epilepsy.