Prescribed medicine usage in the Netherlands 2018, by type

This statistic displays the share of individuals using prescribed medicine in the Netherlands in 2018, by type. It shows that roughly two-thirds of the population in the Netherlands were prescribed drugs in 2018, with the largest group using antibiotics (19.8 percent).

Share of individuals using prescribed medicine in the Netherlands in 2018, by type

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "the number of persons prescribed drugs that are reimbursed under compulsory health care insurance, expressed as a percentage of the total population. The total population consists of all people registered in the municipal population register (GBA) in the year under review."

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