The global burden of epilepsy from 1990 to 2016

Takeaway

  • From 1990 to 2016, the rates of mortality and severity of idiopathic epilepsy decreased, driven by low mortality rates in high countries rather than changes in prevalence.

Why this matters

  • Analysis of the burden of epilepsy is an important resource to inform researchers and clinicians and for health service planning, to improve access to treatments particularly in low-income countries.