Time distribution of epileptic seizures during video-EEG monitoring. Implications for health insurance systems in developing countries

  title={Time distribution of epileptic seizures during video-EEG monitoring. Implications for health insurance systems in developing countries},
  author={R.C.Q. Quiroga and L. Pirra and C. Podesta and R. Leiguarda and A. Rabinowicz},
An attempt was made to identify guidelines to help establish epilepsy monitoring units in developing countries. We assessed the time distribution of seizures during video-EEG monitoring and we also estimated the minimum time required for such a procedure and the impact of these variables upon the health insurance system. Mean time for recording five stereotyped clinical events was 72 hours, with a significant number of events recorded between midnight and 0600 hours (P < 0.05). This pilot study… Expand
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