Property, Plant and Equipment

Entity Registrant Name ABBOTT LABORATORIES
CIK 0000001800
Accession number 0001047469-14-001176
Link to XBRL instance
Fiscal year end --12-31
Fiscal year focus 2013
Fiscal period focus FY
Current balance sheet date 2013-12-31
Current year-to-date income statement start date 2013-01-01

Commentary Text block is estimated useful lives information

Level 3 (Disclosure) Text Block concept us-gaap:PropertyPlantAndEquipmentTextBlock



  Estimated Useful Lives


  10 to 50 years (average 27 years)


  3 to 20 years (average 11 years)

Level 4 Details Key Concepts: Long-term Debt Maturities

Description Fact value US GAAP XBRL Concept
PPE, Gross 12,870,000,000 us-gaap:PropertyPlantAndEquipmentGross
Accumulated depreciation 6,965,000,000 us-gaap:AccumulatedDepreciationDepletionAndAmortizationPropertyPlantAndEquipment
PPE, Net 5,905,000,000 us-gaap:PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet



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