PURPOSE: To identify the annual cost to a third-party payer of inpatient and outpatient services and prescription drugs for patients diagnosed with epilepsy or convulsions. METHODS: Retrospective study using administrative and claims data from a private insurer in the Northeast United States with >1.8 million covered lives. Health plan members were included if they had a claim for epilepsy or convulsions and a claim for an antiepileptic drug (AED) between January 1992 and December 1996. An...Expand abstract
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Payer costs of patients diagnosed with epilepsy.
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