Diagnosis of convulsive epilepsy by non-specialist health care providers
Question 4: Can convulsive epilepsy be diagnosed at first level care by a non-specialist health care provider in low and middle income country settings?
- Population: individuals with probable epilepsy
- Interventions: diagnosis by a non-specialist health care provider
- Comparison: diagnosis by a specialist
- Outcomes: appropriate diagnosis.
Non-specialist health care providers can be trained to recognise and diagnose convulsive epilepsy. Such training should be provided.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG