Antibiotic use in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on antibiotic use in the United Kingdom

This dossier provides an overview of antibiotic use in the United Kingdom (UK). Antibiotics are important medicines for treating bacterial infections in humans and animals. They have been fundamental in halting the spread of disease and eradicating infection. However, resistance to antibiotics is becoming a significant threat, meaning more bacteria are becoming resistant and therefore they cannot be used as effectively to treat infections. This dossier includes statistics on the use of antibiotics and the prescribing of antibiotics in health care.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Source for trustworthy information on antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Medicine prescribed on the National Health Service (NHS) in Great Britain in 2015

    • Frequency of reading instructions on prescribed medication in Great Britain 2015

    • Attitude to prescription medication in Great Britain 2015

    • Pharmaceutical prescription items dispensed in England 2006-2018

    • England: pharmaceutical prescription items dispensed per month per pharmacy 2006-2018

    • Consumer blame for concerns about livestock antibiotics in United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Consumer awareness of concerns about livestock antibiotics United Kingdom (UK) 2016

  • 2. Antiobiotic consumption
    • Leading ten antibacterial drugs dispensed in England 2017, by item

    • Prevalence of taking medicine within specific prescribed medicine classes in England

    • Antibacterials for systemic use: consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Antibiotics for systemic use: consumption in the community in the UK 2010-2016

    • UK: sales volume of antibiotics for use in food producing animals in 2016, by class

  • 3. Antibiotic use
    • Oral antibiotic use in the last 12 months in the United Kingdom in 2016

    • How respondents obtained antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Respondents knowledge of antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

    • Opinion: length of time you should take antibiotics in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Information received not to take antibiotics unnecessarily in the United kingdom 2016

    • Source of information on not taking antibiotics unnecessarily in the UK 2016

    • Antibiotics: further information on related topics in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

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