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

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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.

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Larner, A.J. Guidelines for the management of headache in primary care: are they being used?. J Headache Pain 6, 420–421 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-005-0232-8

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Key words

  • Headache
  • Migraine