Barriers to Care

  • Timothy J. SteinerEmail author
  • Zaza Katsarava
  • Jes Olesen
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


This chapter describes the barriers to effective headache care, high everywhere in the world, and in many places insurmountable by the majority of those needing care. It reports on the largely ineffective endeavours of advocacy—for more headache research and better headache care. But it finds, ultimately, glimpses of light and small successes here and there. With new initiatives, doors hitherto closed may be slowly opening.


Headache disorders Headache-attributed burden Barriers to care Advocacy Public health Health policy Global Campaign against Headache 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. Steiner
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zaza Katsarava
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Jes Olesen
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Neuromedicine and Movement ScienceNTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Division of Brain SciencesImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Evangelical Hospital UnnaUnnaGermany
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  5. 5.EVEX Medical CorporationTbilisiGeorgia
  6. 6.IM Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)MoscowRussian Federation
  7. 7.Department of Neurology, Danish Headache CentreUniversity of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet GlostrupGlostrupDenmark

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