February 1, 2020

Exploring epilepsy attendance at the emergency department and interventions which may reduce unnecessary attendances: A scoping review

  • Causes for repeat Emergency Department (ED) attendances for seizures are complex.
  • We undertook a review of reasons and interventions of seizure related ED attendance.
  • Findings suggests many factors for attendance are not directly seizure related.
  • Mental & social well-being & seizure management education influence ED attendance.
  • Various interventions were identified but none were holistic and person centred.