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UAB Compiles Extensive Report in Epilepsy & Behavior Journal

May 6, 2020 | By |

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 ].