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Employment is Associated With High Likelihood of Declining Epilepsy Surgery

Key clinical point: Surgical candidates who are employed are more likely to decline resective surgery than are those who are unemployed.

Major finding: Employed surgical candidates are 7.5 times more likely to decline surgery than are unemployed candidates.

Study details: A retrospective case-control study of patients discussed at the epilepsy surgery conference of a tertiary care hospital.

Disclosures: The study was not supported by external funding, and the investigators did not report any disclosures.


Mandge VA et al. AES 2019, Abstract 1.362.