English, Article edition: Migraine Prophylaxis in Managed Care Organizations: Unclear Role in Disease Management Programs Jennifer H. Lofland; Purna K. Lakhia

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/92294
Physical Description
  • article
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Migraine Prophylaxis in Managed Care Organizations: Unclear Role in Disease Management Programs
Author
  • Jennifer H. Lofland
  • Purna K. Lakhia
Physical Description
  • article
Notes
  • Migraine is a highly prevalent, chronic, episodic condition. The direct and indirect costs of migraine have a large economic impact. Research has shown that migraine abortive medications reduce healthcare costs, improve health-related quality of life, decrease migraine disability and keep patients effective in the workplace. This class of medications, therefore, has a clearly defined role within a disease management program. However, the role of prophylactic medications in terms of costs and patient-focused outcomes within a disease management program has not been clearly defined. Based on a review of the US Headache Consortium Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines and an examination of issues surrounding prophylactic medications, we conclude that the role of preventive therapy in terms of costs and patient-focused outcomes is not clearly defined. Currently, there are insufficient data available to assess the impact of migraine prophylactic therapy on costs and patient-focused outcomes. Hence, it is premature to state the precise role of preventive therapy in a migraine disease management program. Additional research is needed to better delineate the criteria for migraine prophylaxis, to validate clinical efficacy studies of preventive therapy, to determine the cost-effectiveness of prophylactic therapy, and to determine the effect of preventive therapy on patients' health resource use, health-related quality of life, and lost productivity.
  • Antimigraines, Disease management programmes, Migraine, Patient compliance, Pharmacoeconomics
  • RePEc:wkh:dmhout:v:10:y:2002:i:8:p:489-494
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment