Table 2

 Use of evidence based drugs before and during hospitalisation according to country

CountryAspirin (%)Clopidogrel (%)ACE inhibitors (%)β blockers (%)Nitrates (%)Calcium channel blockers (%)
BeforeDuringBeforeDuringBeforeDuringBeforeDuringBeforeDuringBeforeDuring
ACE inhibitors, angiotension converting enzyme inhibitor.
North America
Canada90981112743578637632932
United States84964192840548334592626
Western Europe
Austria78951224649638932392726
Belgium7994001725668725522322
France52963101822668182824143
Germany80994124472558135662415
Greece6996004151497341854036
Ireland9575002838606325382530
Italy6696003147457826703238
Netherlands7197041423578621562441
Portugal90100013863538950813018
Spain8996141732346644743250
Switzerland87970372440688424372121
UK90100092127608543564042
Scandinavia
Denmark9098071721588634463338
Finland100100042335959954771717
Norway9296011020709617442421
Sweden87971151728819334512024
Eastern Europe
Czech8198003548537858792016
Poland9198004863638465902528
Other
Australia95982112738598142533140
Israel8499002954548326572423
New Zealand100100002630678546443535
South Africa7198002430316328441323
All countries 84 97 1 5 31 43 58 83 46 61 26 29