The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) is an independent non-statutory committee established by the Australian Government Minister for Health in 1998.
MSAC appraises new medical services proposed for public funding, and provides advice to Government on whether a new medical service should be publicly funded (and if so, its circumstances) on an assessment of its comparative safety, clinical effectiveness,cost-effectiveness, and total cost, using the best available evidence. Amendments and reviews of existing services funded on the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) or other programmes (for example, blood products or screening programmes) are also considered by MSAC. Listen
A headache should be treated because it may be caused by something serious or be associated with a worsening condition and if left untreated may even lead to death. Headaches should also be treated so that it does not become disabling and impair normal function. Overtreatment should be avoided due to the fact that some medications, once stopped, may cause rebound headaches. So, to answer my simple original question, “When is a headache more than just a headache?” with a simple answer; any headache that presents with neurological deficits and is different than a usual type of headache that you suffer, requires medical attention.