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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 CT183 (75.0)
 ECG31 (12.7)
 other16 (6.6)
Specialist consultations
 neurologist47 (19.3)
 ophthalmologist7 (2.9)
 otolaryngologist5 (2.0)
 psychiatrist5 (2.0)
 cardiologist2 (0.8)
 neurosurgeon2 (0.8)
Treatment administered
 none105 (43.0)
 NSAIDs108 (44.3)
 weak opioids43 (17.6)
 antiemetics31 (12.7)
 PPIs25 (10.2)
 paracetamol20 (8.2)
 corticosteroids16 (6.6)
 anxiolitics12 (4.9)
 antibiotics2 (0.8)
Classes of drugs (in ED)
 one61 (25.0)
 two45 (18.4)
 three24 (9.8)
 four7 (2.9)
 five2 (0.8)
  1. CT computed tomography, ECG electrocardiogram, ED emergency department, NSAIDs non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, PPIs proton pump inhibitors
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