Table 1 Professional involved in the treatment of patients with seizure(s) and epilepsy based on participants’ responses

From: Clinical pathways of epileptic seizures and status epilepticus: results from a survey in Italy

 In your hospital which physician
Is in charge of treatment of patients with chronic epilepsy?
(n = 166)*
Takes treatment decisions for patients with seizures
(n = 137)*
Takes treatment decisions for patients with status epilepticus?
(n = 157)*
Neurologists85 (51%)72 (52%)56 (35%)
Epileptologists59 (35%)29 (21%)26 (16%)
Usually epileptologists but sometimes neurologistsNA33 (24%)25 (16%)
Usually neurologists or epileptologists and, sometimes, emergency physicians or intensivistsNA39 (25%)
Usually neurologists or epileptologists and, sometimes, specialists in internal medicine, emergency physicians and intensivistsNA6 (3.8%)
Other specialists22 (13.0%)3 (2.2%)5 (3 > 2%)
  1. *Total number of participants who answered each specific question. NA, not applicable. These answers could not be selected after the first question