Resource utilization and costs of care for treatment of chronic headache

Archibald N, Lipscomb J, McCrory DC
Record ID 32010001618
Authors' recommendations: Chronic headache sufferers represent a diverse population which is difficult to study. Population-based studies suggest that many headache sufferers do not seek medical care for their headaches and do not use prescription drugs to treat them. Studies conducted among headache patients in clinical settings suggest that these patients have more severe headache symptoms, use more prescriptions drugs, and are heavier users of medical resources. Data from both types of studies must be considered if the comprehensive cost of chronic headache is to be estimated.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Migraine Disorders
Organisation Name: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Contact Address: Center for Outcomes and Evidence Technology Assessment Program, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. Tel: +1 301 427 1610; Fax: +1 301 427 1639;
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