UAB Compiles Extensive Report in Epilepsy & Behavior Journal
May 6, 2020 | By Sara Franklin |
Disparities in epilepsy treatment have previously been reported. In the current study, UAB researchers examined the role of socioeconomic status, health insurance, place of residence, and sociodemographic characteristics in a past-year visit to a neurology or epilepsy provider and current use of anti-seizure medications. [ Abstract from the report ]
Key Findings In The Report:
- Treatment varies by income, insurance, and region over and beyond other factors.
- Poverty is associated with a lower likelihood of anti-seizure medication use.
- Uninsured are less likely to visit a neurology provider.
- People residing in the Northeast are more likely to visit a neurologist.
- Epilepsy treatment does not vary by race/ethnicity or immigrant status.
View the news story from UAB’s website — [ Article Link ].