Original Publication Date: >20 August, 2015
Publication / Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Authors: Julia M Rothlisberger & Bruce Ovbiagele
Stroke exacts a huge toll physically, mentally and economically. Antiplatelet therapy is the cornerstone of secondary stroke prevention, and proven drugs available to successfully realize this therapeutic strategy for the long term include aspirin, dipyridamole plus aspirin and clopidogrel. However, government agencies, corporations, health plans and patients desire more information about the clinical- and cost–effectiveness of these established therapies in real-world settings.