Medicare claims can identify post-stroke epilepsy.


Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA; Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA; Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


There have been no validated Medicare claims-based algorithms available to identify epilepsy by discrete etiology of stroke (e.g., post-stroke epilepsy, PSE) in community-dwelling elderly individuals, despite the increasing availability of large datasets. Our objective was to validate algorithms that detect which patients have true PSE.



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