Report finds annual cost of epilepsy in 2019/20 will be $12.3b
The report, launched on International Epilepsy Day February 10, shows that in 2019-20, there will be an estimated 142,740 people living with active epilepsy in Australia, costing a total of $12.3 billion. The lifetime costs for the estimated 14,603 new cases per year is $22.2 billion. Epilepsy doesn’t discriminate, being prevalent across gender, age and location.
The Epilepsy Foundation believes that the psychological and social impacts of epilepsy are as important as the economic burden.