Guidelines for the management of headache in primary care: are they being used?
© Springer-Verlag Italia 2005
Received: 5 April 2005
Accepted: 12 May 2005
Published: 1 August 2005
The uptake of guidelines for the management of headache in primary care was assessed using surrogate measures in patients with headache referred to secondary care (number of prior general practitioner attendances and medications prescribed). The results suggest that headache guidelines are seldom, if ever, applied in this geographical location.