Rates by country

DAMC01
 
Consumption of Antibacterials for systemic use (ATC group J01) in the community (primary care sector) in Europe, reporting year 2019
Consumption of Antibacterials for systemic use (ATC group J01) in the community (primary care sector) in Europe, reporting year 2019
Country
DDD per 1000 inhabitants and per day
Austria
9.2
Belgium
19.8
Bulgaria
19.1
Croatia
16.9
Cyprus*
30.1
Czechia*
16.9
Denmark
13.4
Estonia
10.2
Finland
12.6
France
23.3
Germany
11.4
Greece
32.4
Hungary
13.3
Iceland
17.8
Ireland
21.0
Italy
19.8
Latvia
12.0
Liechtenstein
-
Lithuania
13.8
Luxembourg
19.8
Malta
18.7
Netherlands
8.7
Norway
13.6
Poland
22.2
Portugal
17.9
Romania
24.0
Slovakia
18.0
Slovenia
11.5
Spain
23.3
Sweden
10.3
United Kingdom
15.6
* 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 2021-09-25. The report reflects the state of submissions in TESSy as of 2021-09-24 at 19:15