Migraine Briefs

Too Many Migraines, Not Enough Specialists


 

Key clinical point: Migraine affects millions of patients in Europe. Yet, there aren’t enough specialists adhering to the national and international guidelines on migraines to treat those patients.

Major finding: Patients had seen general practitioners and neurologists for one year prior to seeing specialists. Fifty percent of those patients underwent unnecessary diagnostics and 34.2% had not been treated according to the recommended treatment guidelines.

Study details: Data was collected from 1,935 migraine patients between 2010 and 2018 visiting a headache clinic via standardized questionnaires regarding their prior history and treatment.

Disclosures: None.

Citation: Ziegeler C, et al. J Headache Pain. 2019;20(1):86. doi: 10.1186/s10194-019-1034-8 .

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