Estimating the cost of admissions related to convulsive status epilepticus in the United States of America


Status epilepticus (SE) is one of the most common neurologic emergencies [1–4] with a mortality that ranges from 0-3% in children to 20-30% in older adults [1,4–8]. SE requires timely treatment and close monitoring and support of cardiorespiratory function [9], which translates into a resource-intensive management in the hospital.


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