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Table 2 Prescription of first migraine preventives by healthcare professionals

From: Persistence, use of resources and costs in patients under migraine preventive treatment: the PERSEC study

  Non-persistent patients
N = 5,414 (69.4%)
Persistent patients
N = 2,390 (30.6%)
Medical specialty or service, n (%)
 Primary Care 4,093 (75.6%) 1,896 (79.3%)
 Neurology 893 (16.5%) 324 (13.5%)
 Psychiatry 146 (2.7%) 62 (2.6%)
 A&E 65 (1.2%) 24 (1.0%)
 Internal Medicine 27 (0.5%) 12 (0.5%)
 Others 190 (3.5%) 72 (3.0%)
  1. A&E accident & emergency department