Stratified care vs step care strategies for migraine: the Disability in Strategies of Care (DISC) Study: A randomized trial.

@article{Lipton2000StratifiedCV,
  title={Stratified care vs step care strategies for migraine: the Disability in Strategies of Care (DISC) Study: A randomized trial.},
  author={Richard B. Lipton and Walter F. Stewart and Alex M Stone and Miguel J A L{\'a}inez and James P C Sawyer},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2000},
  volume={284 20},
  pages={2599-605}
}
CONTEXT Various guidelines recommend different strategies for selecting and sequencing acute treatments for migraine. In step care, treatment is escalated after first-line medications fail. In stratified care, initial treatment is based on measurement of the severity of illness or other factors. These strategies for migraine have not been rigorously evaluated. OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical benefits of 3 strategies: stratified care, step care within attacks, and step care across attacks… CONTINUE READING
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