Access to Care Across the States

 

New data published in Epilepsy & Behavior demonstrate that use of newer anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs), access to specialty care, and deliberate efforts to change medications following epilepsy-related hospital encounters were associated with improved treatment outcomes.

The Epilepsy Foundation has published state scorecards based on the study that assesses each state’s utilization of newer AEDs and the availability of specialty care from a neurologist in comparison to other states.

A recent article published in Practical Neurology  highlights how newer AEDs and specialists play a role in seizure control.