Living longer with epilepsy linked to neurologist care
People with epilepsy who receive care from neurologists may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who haven't seen a neurologist, a Canadian study suggests.
Researchers followed 23,663 adults with epilepsy for an average of 7.5 years.
The mortality rate overall was 7.2%. However, it ranged from 2.8% for patients seen by neurologists specialising in epilepsy, to 5.6% for patients seen by a general neurologists, to a high of 9.4% for people who didn't see a neurologist all.
Lead author Mark Lowerison, a researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University