Objective: To estimate the impact of migraine on labor productivity and health resources utilization in an active population attending Primary Care settings in Spain.
Methods: An observational, cross-sectional, and multicenter study was designed. Productivity, loss workdays equivalents and previous 3-months health resources utilization were calculated.
Results: Four thousand four hundred twenty six patients were evaluated. The migraine group showed the lowest productivity, highest loss workdays equivalents and health resources utilization compared with non-migraine headaches and subjects without headaches (P < 0.05 in all cases). Within the migraine group, lower productivity values were observed in female patients compared to male (64.04 vs 59.69; P < 0.05), while emergency room visits were more frequent for male patients (0.71 vs 076; P < 0.05).
Conclusions: Subjects with migraine showed higher impact on health resources utilization and productivity when evaluated at Primary care level.