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List of countries by antidepressant consumption

This is a list of countries by antidepressant consumption according to data published by the OECD.

OECD list

The source for the data below is the OECD Health Statistics 2018, released by the OECD in June 2018 and updated on 8 November 2018.[1]

The unit of measurement used by the OECD is defined daily dose (DDD), defined as "the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used on its main indication in adults".[2] The sources used by the OECD are primarily national health authorities.[2] Definitions, sources and methodology per country is explained further in a document available on the OECD website.[2]

Country Defined daily dosage
per 1 000 inhabitants per day
Year Data include drugs
dispensed in hospitals
Data include non-
reimbursed drugs
Data include OTC
drugs
Notes
 Iceland 141.4 2017 Yes Yes Yes
 Australia 106.7 2016 No Yes No
 Portugal 103.6 2017 No Yes[note 1] Yes[note 2]
 United Kingdom 100.1 2016 No No N/A
 Canada 99.6 2017 No No See note[note 3] [note 4]
 Sweden 96.8 2017 Yes Yes Yes[note 5]
 Belgium 79 2016 No No No
 Denmark 77 2015 Yes Yes Yes
 Spain 75.5 2016 No No No
 New Zealand 72.8 2014 N/A N/A N/A [note 6]
 Finland 67.6 2016 Yes[note 7] Yes Yes
 Austria 60.5 2016 No[note 8] See note[note 9] No
 Slovenia 58.6 2016 No See note[note 10] See note[note 11]
 Norway 57.1 2017 Yes Yes Yes
 Czech Republic 57.1 2016 Yes Yes Yes
 Germany 56.5 2016 No See note[note 12] No
 Luxembourg 52.7 2017 No No No [note 4]
 France 49.8 2009 Yes[note 13] Yes Yes
 Israel 49.2 2017 No No No
 Greece 48.1 2015 No No No [note 6]
 Netherlands 46.1 2016 No No No
 Chile 41.4 2017 Yes N/A Yes
 Turkey 41 2016 No Yes See note[note 14]
 Italy 40.3 2017 N/A No No [note 15]
 Slovakia 38.9 2016 Yes Yes Yes
 Hungary 28.8 2017 No No No
 Estonia 28.8 2017 Yes Yes Yes
 South Korea 19.9 2016 Yes Yes Yes
 Latvia 13.3 2016 N/A N/A N/A

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Data include both reimbursed and non-reimbursed products.
  2. ^ Yes, but only OTC products sold in pharmacies.
  3. ^ Generally, claims for OTC drugs are not reimbursed, but OTC drugs are not explicitly excluded.
  4. ^ a b Provisional value.
  5. ^ Data include OTC drugs both from pharmacies and from other retailers.
  6. ^ a b Difference in methodology.
  7. ^ Data are based on wholesale of pharmaceuticals.
  8. ^ Drug consumption in hospitals and in hospital ambulances is excluded.
  9. ^ Data cover only drugs reimbursed by the sickness funds within the statutory health insurance.
  10. ^ Data include all medicines with a medical prescription – compulsory health insurance, regardless of the reimbursement.
  11. ^ Only OTC drugs with a medical prescription.
  12. ^ Data contain exclusively the drug consumption debited to the statutory health insurance (i.e. drugs reimbursed by German Statutory Health Insurance).
  13. ^ Data include drug consumption both in hospitals and in pharmacies.
  14. ^ Data include drugs dispensed in pharmacies and non-reimbursed drugs.
  15. ^ Estimated value.

References

  1. ^ "OECD Health Statistics 2018". OECD. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "OECD Health Statistics 2018: Definitions, Sources and Methods". OECD. June 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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