Medicine And The Media

Approaching negligence

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:406
  1. Ian McKinlay

    Epliepay is the commonest serious brain disorder until old age. Most affected people experience their first symptoms in childhood and consult paediatricians in general paediatric clinics. The verdict of The Pulse is that the service is not good enough. Shahnaz Pakravan introduced a well informed programme which made three clear points: there is a lack of specialist services; children are misdiagnosed commonly; and surgery is a neglected treatment option.

    The dearth of epilepsy clinics for children—there are only 12—is an anomaly. There are 116 diabetic clinics; the condition is comparable in incidence. The programme …

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