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2020 Mar 14

J Headache Pain



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


Negro A, Spuntarelli V, Sciattella P, Martelletti P
J Headache Pain. 2020 Mar 14; 21(1):25.
PMID: 32169031.


Headache is one of the most common reason for medical consultation to emergency department (ED). The inappropriate use of ED for non-emergency conditions is a problem in terms of overcrowding of emergency facilities, unnecessary testing and treatment, increased medical costs, burden on medical service providers and weaker relationships between patient and primary care provider. The aim of this study was to analyze the different stages of ED management of headache to identify those deficiencies that can be overcome by a fast referral to a headache clinic.