Standards for epidemiologic studies and surveillance of epilepsy

  title={Standards for epidemiologic studies and surveillance of epilepsy},
  author={David J Thurman and Ettore Beghi and Charles E. Begley and Anne T. Berg and Jeffrey Buchhalter and Ding Ding and Dale C Hesdorffer and W. Allen Hauser and Lewis Kazis and Rosemarie Kobau and Barbara L. Kroner and David M. Labiner and Kore K Liow and Giancarlo Logroscino and Marco Tulio Medina and Charles R. Newton and Karen Lynn Parko and Angelia M. Paschal and P. M. Preux and Josemir W. Sander and Anbesaw Wolde Selassie and William H. Theodore and Torbjōrn Tomson and Samuel Wiebe},
  volume={52 Suppl 7},
Worldwide, about 65 million people are estimated to have epilepsy. Epidemiologic studies are necessary to define the full public health burden of epilepsy; to set public health and health care priorities; to provide information needed for prevention, early detection, and treatment; to identify education and service needs; and to promote effective health care and support programs for people with epilepsy. However, different definitions and epidemiologic methods complicate the tasks of these… CONTINUE READING
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