Our 5-minute online survey conducted in the fall of 2020 sought to gain clarity around remote detailing. This study was conducted with 339 Canadian physicians who are members of the MD Analytics healthcare panel and the results provide actionable recommendations on how to form a more ‘ideal’ pharma remote detail.
We surveyed n=165 Canadian GPs, and n=66 Canadian Specialists (SPs) in March 2019. The top challenges identified by physicians are: patients not fully adhering to treatment as prescribed (69%); patients do not recognize there is a problem or that they may have symptoms of a disease (61%); patient refusal to be initiated on therapy (52%); patients not consulting a healthcare professional about their symptoms (50%).
The top opportunities identified by physicians to address these challenges are: Invest in disease symptom awareness campaigns (58%); facilitate patient access to counselling and support from other healthcare professionals (38%); develop and improve patient support programs (36%); develop online resources for patients to obtain more information (35%).
Past Quick Polls
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted physicians’ practices; but how and to what extent? Physicians have been managing significant workloads, while learning on the fly how to navigate and setup virtual meetings. Maintaining high levels of patient care while minimizing in-person interactions has also been challenging.
Strong online advertising and messaging are key to maximizing impact of any marketing campaign. With recent restrictions on in-person interactions, online advertising and messaging play an even greater role in reaching physicians. Our findings from a survey of n=227 Canadian physicians show that 82% of Canadian physicians have increased their use of online platforms as a result of COVID-19, 48% significantly so.
Physicians recognize that new medications often can be quite valuable for their patients and are eager to add them to their armamentarium. However, they do not always end up prescribing these new medications as much as they initially plan or as early as they would like. There are many reasons that can explain this discrepancy.
Past Quick Polls
Physicians recognize that new medications often can be quite valuable for their patients and are eager to add them to their armamentarium. However, they do not always...