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Table 2 Indicators used in this study

From: Quality assurance in specialized headache units in Spain: an observational prospective study

Definition Indicator type Dimension
CEF1. Percentage of patients diagnosed with primary chronic headache who, in a period of one year, attend the Emergency Room due to headache or complications of treatment. Results Effectiveness
CEF2. Percentage of patients with chronic migraine who improve in the assessment according to the MIDAS scale, pre-post measure, at three months following therapeutic intervention. Results Effectiveness
CEF3. Percentage of patients with primary chronic headache who progress to episodic headache (<  15 days of pain per month) after treatment. Results Effectiveness
CEF4. Percentage of patients who obtain more than 7/10 points on scales that measure satisfaction with the care provided. Results Patient Centered Care
CEF5. Percentage of patients with primary chronic headache treated in the Unit with at least one period of sick leave due to headache in the previous three months. Results Patient Centered Care
CEF6. Percentage of patients with primary headache receiving preventive treatment three months after their prescription. Results Patient Centered Care
CEF7. Percentage of patients with primary headache in analgesic treatment for more than 10 days a month in the last 3 months in the Specialized Headache Units. Process Patient Safety
CEF8. Percentage of patients with a diagnosis of primary headache in the Specialized Headache Units or Doctor’s Surgery, without repetition of neuroimaging studies in a one-year period. Process Patient Safety
CEF9. Percentage of patients with primary chronic headache in non-recommended symptomatic treatment. Results Patient Safety
CEF10. Percentage of patients with primary chronic headache who suffer one or more adverse events which resulted in treatment being withdrawn. Results Patient Safety
CEF11. Percentage of patients with cluster headache attended within seven days from the onset. Process Accessibility
CEF12. Percentage of pregnant patients with primary headache attended within 15 days of the positive pregnancy test. Process Accessibility
CEF13. Percentage of patients with cluster headache episode who have home oxygen therapy Structure Equity
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