The National Epilepsy Care Programme in Ireland [consultation draft]

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324942
Title:
The National Epilepsy Care Programme in Ireland [consultation draft]
Other Titles:
Epilepsy model of care, draft 11
Authors:
Clinical Strategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executive (HSE)
Citation:
Clinical Strategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executive. The National Epilepsy Care Programme in Ireland [consultation draft]. Dublin: HSE; 2012. 51p.
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
14-Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324942
Additional Links:
http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/clinical/natclinprog/epilepsyprogramme/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Epilepsy is a chronic disease characterized by unpredictable, sometimes lifelong, often dangerous seizures which result in involuntary alterations in behaviour and consciousness. The condition affects about one in every 100 people and is second only to stroke as the commonest chronic neurological disorder in Europe. Of the 40,000 sufferers in Ireland (10,000 of whom are under 16 years), only about 70% are well controlled on medication, leaving about 12-15,000 people who have breakthrough seizures, and are in regular contact with secondary and tertiary hospital services. The condition kills about 130 people per year. Many patients with epilepsy suffer from mental health problems, and the condition has significant implications for social, vocational and occupational aspirations.
Keywords:
EPILEPSY; HEALTH STRATEGY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorClinical Strategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-18T11:42:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-18T11:42:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-14-
dc.identifier.citationClinical Strategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executive. The National Epilepsy Care Programme in Ireland [consultation draft]. Dublin: HSE; 2012. 51p.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324942-
dc.descriptionEpilepsy is a chronic disease characterized by unpredictable, sometimes lifelong, often dangerous seizures which result in involuntary alterations in behaviour and consciousness. The condition affects about one in every 100 people and is second only to stroke as the commonest chronic neurological disorder in Europe. Of the 40,000 sufferers in Ireland (10,000 of whom are under 16 years), only about 70% are well controlled on medication, leaving about 12-15,000 people who have breakthrough seizures, and are in regular contact with secondary and tertiary hospital services. The condition kills about 130 people per year. Many patients with epilepsy suffer from mental health problems, and the condition has significant implications for social, vocational and occupational aspirations.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/clinical/natclinprog/epilepsyprogramme/en_GB
dc.subjectEPILEPSYen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH STRATEGYen_GB
dc.titleThe National Epilepsy Care Programme in Ireland [consultation draft]en_GB
dc.title.alternativeEpilepsy model of care, draft 11en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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