47% of doctors have participated in e-detailing at least once

physician edetailing over time

Nearly half of the physicians surveyed in the Kantar Media Sources & Interactions Study, March 2013 – Medical/Surgical Edition say that have participated in a pharmaceutical manufacturer e-detail presentation.

About 8% participated in e-detailing within the last month, 13% participated 1-3 months ago, 6% participated 4-6 months ago and 21% participated more than 6 months ago. Physicians said that they spend an average of 10 minutes during an e-detail presentation, with one-quarter (26%) averaging less than 5 minutes per presentation.

Trending data shows that more physicians are participating in e-detailing. In 2009, less than one in four doctors admitted to participating in an e-detailing presentation. That number has more than doubled, according to this year’s study. 

Kantar Media’s Sources & Interactions™ Studies offer a detailed examination of healthcare professionals’ online and mobile activities, e-detailing experience, and exposure to (and evaluation of) information sources including traditional and emerging media, pharma reps, CME, conventions and more. The Medical/Surgical edition, conducted every six months, reports on the media preferences and habits of more than 3,000 physicians across 21 specialties; annual studies provide similar perspective on Pharmacy, NP/PA, Eyecare, Dental, Radiology, Managed Care, and Hospital C-Suite audiences. Sources & Interactions was designed to help manufacturers and their agencies cost-effectively allocate resources to their overall promotional mix, and provide publishers with specific insight about where their offerings fit into physicians’ (and other healthcare professionals’) information inventory.

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