Year: 1997 Source: Epilepsia, v.38, no.10, (October 1997), p.1062-1068 SIEC No: 19980628

Overall & cause-specific mortality rates were studied in a large cohort of patients with epilepsy admitted for inpatient care between 1980-1989. These were compared to mortality rates of the general population in Stockholm County. Results indicated that the standardized mortality ratio was significantly increased in all age-groups. The number of deaths due to suicide was higher than expected. This large subgroup of patients, once hospitalized & discharged, is a population at risk. (22 refs.)