Migraine Patients and Doctors View Appointments Differently

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • A survey conducted by the National Headache Foundation (NHF) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms that Migraine patients and doctors view the results of appointments differently, and we Migraineurs could be doing more to get the most our of our medical visits.

     

    The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive in 2010. The survey included 1,218 Migraine patients who were taking prescription medications for their Migraine attacks and 533 doctors who treat five to 10 Migraine patients per week.

     

    The survey showed disparities between what patients reported and what doctors reported:

    • Patients said the number one topic discussed was prescription Migraine medication refills, but doctors said the number one topic was the frequency of Migraine attacks.
    • Seventy-eight percent of doctors said they typically discuss with patients when to take their medications to treat Migraine, but only 18% of patients reported discussing this topic.

    Find out more about what the study revealed and how we can get more from our medical visits in Migraine Patients and Doctors View Appointments Differently.

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    Last updated May 4, 2011.

Published On: May 04, 2011