Mortality and associated characteristics in older adults with new-onset epilepsy

Takeaway

  • There was an association between newly diagnosed epilepsy and 5-year mortality among Medicare beneficiaries.

Why this matters

    Determining the mortality rates and associated characteristics in older adults with newly- diagnosed epilepsy could aid the design of interventions to improve outcomes.

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