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Table 2 Health care visits, examinations and drugs related to migraine during the last 12 months

From: Burden and costs of migraine in a Swedish defined patient population – a questionnaire-based study

Type of health care Number of respondents (%) (n = 630) Mean number of visits/examinations (SD)
Visits 57 (9) 2.8 (8.0)
 Emergency room visit
 Neurologist 282 (45) 3.0 (2.2)
 General practitioner, primary care 286 (45) 2.8 (2.7)
 Other doctor 53 (8) 2.3 (2.0)
 Nurse 75 (12) 4.1 (5.5)
 Physiotherapist 184 (29) 9.6 (11.9)
 Occupational therapist 24 (4) 2.9 (3.3)
 Psychologist 57 (9) 6.2 (6.6)
 Social worker 32 (5) 5.1 (4.5)
 Other 84 (13) 8.2 (8.5)
 Inpatient stay (days) 14 (2) 5.5 (5.9)
Examinations
 MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) 66 (10) 1.0 (0.5)
 CT scanning (computer tomography) 39 (6) 1.0 (0.5)
 ECG (Electrocardiography) 46 (7) 1.5 (1.0)
 Bloodtest 147 (23) 2.2 (2.3)
 Other 41 (7) 1.9 (1.4)
Drugs
 Acute drugs 588 (93)  
 Preventive drugs 278 (44)  
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