Table 2—

Percent levels of prescribing for major cardiovascular and diabetes drug therapies on first clinic visit in each cohort

Drug therapyCohort 1Cohort 2 initialCohort 2 after letter
Antiplatelet1956*84
Statin9.654*88
ACE inhibitor8.945*55
Angiotensin receptor blocker05*6
β-Blocker726*35
Diuretic46
Insulin50
Metformin36
Sulfonylurea12
  • *

    * All P > 0.05, cohort 2 versus cohort 1.

  • P < 0.05 after follow-up letter versus on presentation to the clinic.