Admission patterns and survival from Status Epilepticus in Critical Care in the UK


  • Despite decreasing critical care and acute hospital mortality, the rising number of patients admitted to a Critical Care Unit (CCU) for status epilepticus in the UK is of concern.

Why this matters

  • In the UK, most patients with life-threatening neurological conditions are treated on general CCUs rather than in specialist neurological CCUs (NCCUs).

  • It is therefore important to understand if patients with the same condition, have the same outcomes in the different CCUs.