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Greek doctors prescribe the most antibiotics

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1236
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    European countries differ substantially in the use of antibiotics, a study has found.

    The variations were in the volume of drugs dispensed and the types of antibiotics used in the 13 countries surveyed. There were also differences in prescribing trends.

    Greece topped the prescribing list, with 1350 prescriptions per 1000 in the population, closely followed by Spain, with 1320, and then …

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