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Guidelines for the management of headache in primary care: are they being used?

The Journal of Headache and Pain20056:232

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-005-0232-8

Received: 5 April 2005

Accepted: 12 May 2005

Published: 1 August 2005

Abstract

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.

Key words

Headache Migraine