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The Way Forward

  • Timothy J. SteinerEmail author
  • Lars Jacob Stovner
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Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Abstract

Earlier chapters have described a world in which headache-attributed burden is high but neglected—and proposed a healthcare solution.

This chapter sets out the editors’ vision of how to go forward, from where we are now to where we should like to be, in a future that may, regrettably, be quite distant. It describes the five research fronts with the potential to bring benefits, their purposes and their priorities, and concludes that health-services research above all, though woefully neglected to date, will provide the way forward.

Keywords

Headache disorders Structured headache services Headache research Translation Global Campaign against Headache 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neuromedicine and Movement ScienceNTNU Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Division of Brain SciencesImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Norwegian Advisory Unit on Headaches, Department of Neurology and Clinical NeurophysiologySt Olavs University HospitalTrondheimNorway

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