Empirical evidence of underutilization of referrals for epilepsy surgery evaluation.

@article{Flon2010EmpiricalEO,
  title={Empirical evidence of underutilization of referrals for epilepsy surgery evaluation.},
  author={Pierre de Flon and Eva Kumlien and Christina Reuterwall and Peter Mattsson},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={619-25}
}
BACKGROUND Epilepsy surgery is a treatment that can cure patients with intractable epilepsy. This study investigates whether referrals for epilepsy surgery evaluation are underutilized. METHODS Patients with epilepsy aged 18-60 years were identified in a computerized registry held by public health care providers in a Swedish county using ICD codes. Clinical data and data on referral status for epilepsy surgery were obtained from the patients' medical records. Potential candidates for epilepsy… CONTINUE READING