Percentage of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. 2015

Percentage of antibiotic prescriptions in the United States that were unnecessary in 2015*

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Dec 14, 2018
Percentage of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. 2015 This statistic depicts the percentage of prescriptions for antibiotics in the United States that were necessary or unnecessary in 2015. Some 30 percent of prescriptions for antibiotics were unnecessary. According to the National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB), the national goal is to reduce inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use by 50 percent until 2022.
Show more

Percentage of antibiotic prescriptions in the United States that were unnecessary in 2015*

Loading statistic...
Percentage of prescriptions
Necessary70%
Unnecessary30%
Percentage of prescriptions
Necessary70%
Unnecessary30%
Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
by Matej Mikulic, last edited Dec 14, 2018
This statistic depicts the percentage of prescriptions for antibiotics in the United States that were necessary or unnecessary in 2015. Some 30 percent of prescriptions for antibiotics were unnecessary. According to the National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB), the national goal is to reduce inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use by 50 percent until 2022.
Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "Antibiotic use in the United Kingdom (UK)"
  • Overview
The most important statistics
  • Antiobiotic consumption
  • Antibiotic use
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.