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Table 3 Interventions in the emergency department

From: Rapid referral for headache management from emergency department to headache centre: four years data

Investigations
 head CT 183 (75.0)
 ECG 31 (12.7)
 other 16 (6.6)
Specialist consultations
 neurologist 47 (19.3)
 ophthalmologist 7 (2.9)
 otolaryngologist 5 (2.0)
 psychiatrist 5 (2.0)
 cardiologist 2 (0.8)
 neurosurgeon 2 (0.8)
Treatment administered
 none 105 (43.0)
 NSAIDs 108 (44.3)
 weak opioids 43 (17.6)
 antiemetics 31 (12.7)
 PPIs 25 (10.2)
 paracetamol 20 (8.2)
 corticosteroids 16 (6.6)
 anxiolitics 12 (4.9)
 antibiotics 2 (0.8)
Classes of drugs (in ED)
 one 61 (25.0)
 two 45 (18.4)
 three 24 (9.8)
 four 7 (2.9)
 five 2 (0.8)
  1. CT computed tomography, ECG electrocardiogram, ED emergency department, NSAIDs non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, PPIs proton pump inhibitors