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Term: Seizure Disorders (Chronic Disease Algorithm)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-11-29


A seizure disorder is defined on the basis of a diagnosis or prescription drug for the condition. The diagnosis-based definition is at least one hospitalization or Physician Visit over one year for seizure disorder (ICD-9-CM=345: Epilepsy). The prescription-based definition is at least one prescription over one year for an anti-convulsant medication.

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