Status epilepticus which occurs in hospital is associated with higher risk of death than onset in a non-hospital setting


  • Individuals with in-hospital status epilepticus are at a higher risk of 30-day mortality compared to those whose status epilepticus occurs in a non-hospital setting.

Why this matters?

  • Status epilepticus can be life-threatening and requires rapid management to minimize the risk of long-term consequences and death; therefore, it has been argued that events that occur in-hospital may be associated with faster treatment and better outcomes.

  • This unique study suggests that although location at status epilepticus onset has important prognostic relevance, the increased mortality likely reflects the presence of clinical factors with relevant impact on prognosis; therefore, prompt identification and management of modifiable risk factors could improve status epilepticus short-term mortality.