Epilepsy — at what cost?

Epilepsy Talk

Here’s a look at how epilepsy can affect your pocketbook…

$9.6 billion

Annual epilepsy-related expenses in the U.S., including medical expenditures and informal care. (Source: Epilepsia, the journal of the international league Against epilepsy, 2009)

$1,800

Average cost per day for U.S. hospital admission of a person with epilepsy/convulsion. (Source: Healthcare cost and utilization project, 2008)

$707

Average cost of an emergency department visit. (Source: Agency for healthcare researchand Quality, 2007)

$317,000

Average lifetime wages lost by men who continue to have seizures. (Source: Epilepsia, 2000)

$140,000

Average lifetime wages lost by women who continue to have seizures. (Source: Epilepsia, 2000)

86%

Increase in hospitalization among people with epilepsy who do not take medication regularly. (Source: American Academy of neurology, 2008)

$33,006

Average annual cost incurred by people with epilepsy who made frequent ER visits due to uncontrolled seizures. Patients whose seizures were controlled spent 80% less per year. (Source:…

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