An audit of admissions of patients with epilepsy to a district general hospital

Peter Irving, Ann Al Dahma, Arul Srinivasan, Richard Greenwood*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The results of an audit of the admission of epilepsy sufferers in a UK District General Hospital are presented. The results strongly suggest that most admissions were due to potentially mutable problems including poor compliance with medication rather than to difficult epilepsy per se. It is suggested that consistent support of these patients, for example by an epilepsy nurse specialist, would have perhaps prevented many of these admissions. Care of these patients in hospital failed to achieve standards set by various guidelines for epilepsy management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalSeizure
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1999

Keywords

  • Admissions
  • Audit
  • Epilepsy
  • General hospital

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