Share of e-prescriptions in the United States 2016-2017

Share of prescriptions in the United States delivered electronically in 2016 and 2017*

Share of e-prescriptions in the United States 2016-2017 This statistic depicts the share of drug prescriptions in the United States that were delivered electronically, based on data of the country's largest e-prescribing operator Surescripts, comparing 2016 and 2017. In 2017, 77 percent of all prescriptions were e-prescriptions. With 21 percent, the share was significantly lower for controlled substances like opioids.
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Share of prescriptions in the United States delivered electronically in 2016 and 2017*

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20162017
All prescriptions73%77%
Non-controlled substances87%90%
Controlled substances11%21%
20162017
All prescriptions73%77%
Non-controlled substances87%90%
Controlled substances11%21%
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This statistic depicts the share of drug prescriptions in the United States that were delivered electronically, based on data of the country's largest e-prescribing operator Surescripts, comparing 2016 and 2017. In 2017, 77 percent of all prescriptions were e-prescriptions. With 21 percent, the share was significantly lower for controlled substances like opioids.
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