Antibiotic use in Italy

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Statista dossier about antibiotic use in Italy

This dossier presents a selected range of statistics and facts about the use of antibiotics in Italy. It contains figures about prescription, consumption and awareness about the use of this kind of drugs. The document includes also a chapter about antimicrobial resistance, since the misuse and overuse of antibiotics is considered one of the factors that accelerates the process through which bacteria and viruses develop it.

Table of contents

  • 1. Prescription and consumption
    • Italy: consumption of antibiotics 2013-2017

    • Italy: consumption of antimicrobials for systemic use 2011-2017

    • Antibacterials for systemic use: consumption in Italy 2017

    • Italy: number of antibiotic prescriptions issued 2016, by motivation

    • Italy: distribution of antibiotic prescriptions issued 2016, by active ingredient

    • Italy: distribution of antibiotic prescriptions issued 2016, by disease

    • Italy: antibiotics' prescription rates among children 2017, by active ingredient

    • Italy: antibiotic prescription rate among children 2017, by age

    • Italy: inappropriate use of antibiotics 2016, by gender

    • Italy: inappropriate use of antibiotics 2016, by age group

  • 2. Antimicrobial resistance
    • Italy: cases of bacteremia caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria 2014-2016

    • Italy: incidence of bacteremia caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria 2014-2016

    • Italy: bacteremia cases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria 2013-2016, by gender

    • Italy: bacteremia cases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria 2013-2016, by age

    • Italy: bacteremia cases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria 2013-2016, by region

  • 3. Opinions and habits
    • Italy: oral antibiotic use in the last 12 months 2018

    • Italy: how respondents obtained antibiotics 2018

    • Italy: preferred information on antibiotics related topics 2018

    • Italy: information on unnecessary use of antibiotics 2018

    • Italy: information source on unnecessary antibiotics use 2018

    • Italy: opinion on course duration of antibiotics 2018

    • Italy: understanding of antibiotics 2018

  • 4. Food-producing animals
    • Italy: sales volume of antimicrobial agents for food-producing animals 2010-2016

    • Italy: sales volume of antimicrobial agents for food-producing animals 2016

    • Italy: opinion on antibiotics treatments for farm animals 2018

    • Italy: EU ban for antibiotics use to stimulate animal growth 2018

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