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Title Atlas : epilepsy care in the world, 2005
Published Geneva : Programme for Neurological Diseases and Neuroscience, Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (91 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Epilepsy: the disorder. 1. Milestones in the history of epilepsy; 2. Number of people with epilepsy; 3. Epidemiology; 4. Aetiology of epilepsy: reported frequency; 5. Aetiology and risk factors -- Epilepsy: the services. 6. Diagnostic services; 7. Primary care; 8. Provision of care; 9. Inpatient care; 10. Epilepsy specialist services; 11. Antiepileptic drugs; 12. The treatment gap; 13. Sub-specialized services; 14. Epilepsy surgery -- Epilepsy: the care providers. 15. Medical professionals; 16. Professionals allied to medicine; 17. Training in epileptology; 18. Education in epileptology; 19. Professional organizations; 20. Lay associations; 21. Role of ILAE in fostering epilepsy care; 22. Role of IBE in providing epilepsy care -- Epilepsy: the public health aspects. 23. Budget and financing; 24. Disability benefits; 25. Epilepsy and rights; 26. Reporting and data collection; 27. Problems encountered; 28. Stigma and social issues; 29. The attributable and advertable burden of epilepsy; 30. Global Campaign Against Epilepsy -- Glossary of terms; References
Summary This atlas is one of the most comprehensive compilations of available resources for epilepsy ever attempted, providing an illustrative presentation of information on the current status of epilepsy services and care available from 160 countries covering 97.5% of the world population. The data confirm what professionals in the field of epilepsy have known for a long time, that epilepsy care is grossly inadequate compared with the needs in most countries: ''when it comes to epilepsy care, most countries are developing countries''
Notes At head of title: IBE, International League Against Epilepsy, Global Campaign Against Epilepsy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-89)
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Subject Epilepsy -- Epidemiology -- Statistics
Epileptics -- Medical care -- Statistics
Epileptics -- Services for -- Statistics
Medical care surveys.
Cross-cultural studies.
National health services.
Epileptics -- Care
Epilepsy -- therapy
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Epilepsy -- epidemiology
Health Services
National health services
Epileptics -- Care
Cross-cultural studies
Epileptics -- Services for
Medical care surveys
Epilepsia (epidemiologia;tratamento)
Serviços de saúde mental (estatísticas e dados numéricos)
Prestação de cuidados de saúde.
Genre/Form atlases.
Form Electronic book
Author Programme for Neurological Diseases and Neuroscience.
International Bureau for Epilepsy.
International League against Epilepsy.
Global Campaign against Epilepsy.
ISBN 9241563036
Other Titles Epilepsy care in the world, 2005
Epilepsy atlas