Rates by country

DAMC01
 
Consumption of Antibacterials for systemic use (ATC group J01) in the community (primary care sector) in Europe, reporting year 2020
Consumption of Antibacterials for systemic use (ATC group J01) in the community (primary care sector) in Europe, reporting year 2020
Country
DDD per 1000 inhabitants and per day
Austria
7.1
Belgium
15.3
Bulgaria
20.7
Croatia
14.0
Cyprus*
28.9
Czechia*
13.4
Denmark
12.5
Estonia
8.8
Finland
10.0
France
18.7
Germany
8.9
Greece
26.4
Hungary
10.0
Iceland
15.3
Ireland
17.1
Italy
16.5
Latvia
10.2
Liechtenstein
-
Lithuania
11.9
Luxembourg
14.8
Malta
14.4
Netherlands
7.8
Norway
12.8
Poland
17.1
Portugal
13.7
Romania
23.7
Slovakia
13.2
Slovenia
8.8
Spain
18.2
Sweden
8.9
United Kingdom
-
* Country provided only total care data.
* Country provided only total care data.
References:
1. Sub-classification of macrolides:
Adriaenssens N, Coenen S, Versporten A, Muller A, Minalu G, Faes C, et al. European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC): outpatient macrolide, lincosamide and streptogramin (MLS) use in Europe (1997-2009). J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Dec;66 Suppl 6:vi37-45.
2. Sub-classification of quinolones
Adriaenssens N, Coenen S, Versporten A, Muller A, Minalu G, Faes C, et al. European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC): outpatient quinolone use in Europe (1997-2009). J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Dec;66 Suppl 6:vi47-56.
3. Classification of antivirals for systemic use based on their main indication
Adriaenssens N, Coenen S, Kroes AC, Versporten A, Vankerckhoven V, Muller A, et al. European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC): systemic antiviral use in Europe. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Aug;66(8):1897-905.
General comments for comparison of antimicrobial consumption data from different countries and/or years:
Total care includes data both from the hospital sector and community (primary care sector) and overestimates the figures when used for reporting for the community sector.
Some countries report reimbursement data that do not include consumption of antimicrobials obtained without prescription and other non-reimbursed courses.
For more information please see the report "Data source overview of antimicrobial consumption"
Finland: hospital sector data include consumption in remote primary health care centres and nursing homes, thus overestimating hospital consumption and underestimating community consumption compared to the other countries that report data from these sources as community consumption.
This report has been generated from ESAC-Net data submitted to TESSy, The European Surveillance System on 2022-05-27. The report reflects the state of submissions in TESSy as of 2022-05-27 at 16:45