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Table 1 Total number of single prescriptions, prolongations and switches per year

From: Consecutive antibiotic use in the outpatient setting: an extensive, longitudinal descriptive analysis of antibiotic dispensing data in the Netherlands

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 total Percentagea
single prescriptions 4,019,710 4,421,525 4,716,882 4,834,467 4,739,070 4,552,601 4,668,455 4,546,357 4,383,551 40,882,618 95%
prolongations 88,138 94,759 99,839 104,351 104,148 98,446 100,340 97,282 95,199 882,502 3%
switches 141,214 153,475 158,186 164,756 164,307 159,535 165,845 154,862 152,567 1,414,747 2%
total 4,249,062 4,669,759 4,974,907 5,103,574 5,007,525 4,810,582 4,934,640 4,798,501 4,631,317 43,179,867 100%
  1. a Percentages were stable from 2006 to 2014