Journal article

Patient readmission and support utilization following anterior temporal lobectomy

SJ Wilson, P Kincade, MM Saling, PF Bladin

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 1999

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine factors precipitating patient readmission, following anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) for refractory epilepsy. A second aim was to explore the use of hospital outpatient and community support services ('outpatient services') by this patient population. These aims served the more general goal of identifying patients most likely in need of services additional to those routinely provided by our Seizure Surgery Follow-up and Rehabilitation Programme. The medical records of 100 consecutive ATL patients were retrospectively examined for the incidence and diagnoses precipitating acute readmission, and the utilization of additional outpatient services. Twenty-on..

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