Pre-hospital Care of Patients After a Suspected Seizure: Incidence, Patient Characteristics and Costs (Prehospital Seizures)

PROJECT TITLE PRE-HOSPITAL CARE OF PATIENTS AFTER A SUSPECTED SEIZURE: INCIDENCE, PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS AND COSTS (PREHOSPITAL SEIZURES)
Funding body Unfunded
Team
  • Dr Zahid Asghar, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Dr Jon Dixon, ScHARR, Sheffield University
  • Prof A N Siriwardena, CaHRU, University of Lincoln and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Team/consortium
  • University of Lincoln
  • Sheffield University
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Overarching aim To investigate the incidence, patient characteristics and costs of suspected seizure and which clinical factors predict transport to hospital
Objectives To use routinely collected clinical data to quantify the incidence, patient characteristics and costs of suspected seizure and which clinical factors predict transport to hospital in the prehospital (ambulance) setting
Methods Cross sectional design
Outcomes Incidence, patient characteristics and costs of prehospital presentation of suspected seizure and the clinical factors predict transport to hospital
Outputs Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and guidance for ambulance services.
Impact The findings will be used to inform recommendations for ambulance services care of suspected seizures.

 

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