Still too many preventable epilepsy deaths

Mortality has not improved in epilepsy over time despite advances in medical care and despite evidence that many of the deaths are potentially preventable. The Scottish Epilepsy Deaths Study, presented at the EAN 2020 Virtual Congress, included 2,149 epilepsy-related deaths in adults between 2009-2016. Age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 ranged between 6.8 in 2009 and ...

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