Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences / 2012 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Trends in Ambulatory Prescribing of Antiplatelet Therapy among US Ischemic Stroke Patients: 2000–2007

Figure 2

Antiplatelet prescribing trends among patients with ischemic stroke, by visit setting: 2000–2007. Physician office visits based on National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data; Hospital ED/OPD visits based on National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data; OPD: Outpatient Department; ED: Emergency Department; values based on Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test for trend. Years of publication of the 3 clinical trials shown in the figure above: 2001—CURE (Clopidogrel in Unstable Angina to Prevent Recurrent Events trial); 2002—CREDO (Clopidogrel for the Reduction of Events During Observation); 2004—MATCH (Management of ATherothrombosis with Clopidogrel in High-risk patients).