The fact that epilepsy is expensive is no secret. The meds, medical care, the doctors’ visits, hospital bills, health costs, the injuries and finally, the cost of self-esteem.
The statistics are sobering but true…
Epilepsy results in an estimated annual cost of $15.5 billion in medical costs and lost or reduced earnings and production.
Total hospital cost was estimated at $532.4 million and expenditures for physician services were $76.7 million.
The average cost of an emergency department visit related to epilepsy is $707.
$33,006 is the average annual cost incurred by people with epilepsy visits due to uncontrolled seizures.
$1,800 is the average cost per day for U.S. hospital admission of a person with epilepsy/convulsions.
$317,000 is the average lifetime wages lost by men who continue to have seizures.
$140,000 is the average lifetime wages lost by women who continue to have seizures.
More than 50% of people with seizures…
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