One-year costs associated with epilepsy in Ontario
Project ID: 2018-016/2019 0900 556 006
Type of Response: Research report
Knowledge User: Epilepsy Ontario
ICES Scientist: Susan Bronskill
Summary: This research project seeks to analyze the emergency department usage costs of those with epilepsy to identify visits that could potentially be avoided with community-based epilepsy education and support programs. This research was brought about through the experiences of community epilepsy agencies that point to the need for patient education on when seizures should be considered medical emergencies. The evidence gathered from this project will be used to demonstrate the costs of emergency department use and how they could be offset through proposed funding to epilepsy support and education programs.