Impact of headache on sickness absence and utilisation of medical services: a Danish population study.

@article{Rasmussen1992ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of headache on sickness absence and utilisation of medical services: a Danish population study.},
  author={Birthe Krogh Rasmussen and R A Jensen and Jes Olesen},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health},
  year={1992},
  volume={46},
  pages={443 - 446}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE--The aim was to study the extent and type of health service utilisation, medication habits, and sickness absence due to the primary headaches. DESIGN--This was a cross sectional epidemiological survey of headache disorders in a general population. Headache was diagnosed according to a structured interview and a neurological examination using the criteria of the International Headache Society. SETTING--A random sample of 25-64 year-old individuals was drawn from the Danish… 

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