Rate of e-prescribing in the United States 2017-2019

This statistic depicts the rate of electronic prescriptions in the United States from 2017 to 2019, based on data of the country's largest e-prescribing operator Surescripts. In 2019, 80 percent of all prescriptions were e-prescriptions. With 38 percent, the share was significantly lower for controlled substances like opioids.

Rate of electronic prescriptions in the United States from 2017 to 2019*

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Percentages include the number of prescriptions filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies to more accurately reflect the state of industry progress and were calculated using data from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Surescripts estimates that 84% of prescriptions written are dispensed.

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