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Oct. 11, 2019
Entity Listings [Line Items]  
Document Type 8-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Oct. 11, 2019
Entity File Number 1-2189
Entity Registrant Name ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Entity Central Index Key 0000001800
Entity Tax Identification Number 36-0698440
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code IL
Entity Address, Address Line One 100 Abbott Park Road
Entity Address, City or Town Abbott Park
Entity Address, State or Province IL
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 60064-6400
City Area Code 224
Local Phone Number 667-6100
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Common Stock [Member] | CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE, INC [Member]  
Entity Listings [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Shares, Without Par Value
Trading Symbol ABT
Security Exchange Name CHX
Common Stock [Member] | NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. [Member]  
Entity Listings [Line Items]  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Shares, Without Par Value
Trading Symbol ABT
Security Exchange Name NYSE