NICE guidance on epilepsy recommends specialist diagnosis

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:995
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    All patients suspected of having seizures should be seen urgently by a specialist for diagnosis and be given individually tailored treatment, recommends a new guideline published this week. The guideline is designed to improve the care in the NHS of children and adults in England and Wales with epilepsy and to reduce the number of sudden deaths associated with epilepsy.

    The guideline was published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), which provides national guidance on treatments and care for the NHS in England and Wales, and the National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care. …

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