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Schlitz NK, Kaiboriboon K, Koroukian SM
Long-term reduction of health care costs and utilization after epilepsy surgery.
This study assessed long-term direct medical costs, health care utilization, and mortality following resective surgery in persons with uncontrolled epilepsy. It found that the mean direct medical cost difference between the surgical group and control group was $6,806 after risk-set matching. The incidence rate ratio of inpatient, emergency room, and outpatient utilization was lower among the surgical group in both unadjusted and adjusted analyses.
Citation: Schlitz NK, Kaiboriboon K, Koroukian SM . Long-term reduction of health care costs and utilization after epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia 2016 Feb;57(2):316-24. doi: 10.1111/epi.13280.
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Healthcare Utilization, Mortality, Neurological Disorders, Outcomes, Surgery