RISCHIO DI OSPEDALIZZAZIONE IN PAZIENTI CON EPILESSIA: INDAGINE EPIDEMIOLOGICA CONDOTTA NELLA REGIONE LOMBARDIA

Translated title of the contribution: The risk of hospitalisation in patients with epilepsy: An epidermiological survey performed in Lombardy Region

A. Totis, E. Beghi, E. Fiordelli, F. Repetto, R. Canger

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Abstract

The hospital admission rates for a given disease tend to reflect the severity of the disease, in terms of impact on the quality of life and degree of utilization of the health care services by the affected individuals. Using the discharge diagnoses on file in the archives of the Lombardy region during the years 1985 through 1987, hospital discharges for epilepsy were compared to discharges of patients with diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension and ischemic heart disorders. Compared to these conditions, epilepsy had the lowest discharge rates, the shortest duration of hospital stay, and the lowest fraction of occupation of hospital beds. Despite major methodological limitations, the present study shows that in Italy epilepsy entails a low risk of hospitalization when compared to other chronic medical disorders.

Translated title of the contributionThe risk of hospitalisation in patients with epilepsy: An epidermiological survey performed in Lombardy Region
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number79-80
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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