Care of epilepsy patients in Europe has serious gaps, says expert reportBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4756 (Published 01 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4756
- John Zarocostas
Epilepsy care in Europe is seriously under-resourced, a new expert report says, and treatment for many of the estimated six million people affected by the neurological disorder should be scaled up urgently. It also concludes that policies to reduce the social stigma and discrimination faced by people with epilepsy need to be implemented.
Up to 40% of people with the condition in Europe may still be untreated, it says, even though effective, low cost treatment is available.
The report, by the World Health Organization, the International Bureau for Epilepsy, and the International League Against Epilepsy, says that if the …