U.S. healthcare: factors influencing prescribing decisions 2013

Factors influencing prescribing decisions in the U.S. as of 2013

by John Elflein, last edited Jul 25, 2018
U.S. healthcare: factors influencing prescribing decisions 2013 This statistic shows the extent to which certain factors influence prescribing decisions in the United States as of 2013. It explains that in 50 percent of the prescribing decisions, articles in peer-reviewed journals had a great deal of influence.
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Factors influencing prescribing decisions in the U.S. as of 2013

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Great dealSome
Own clinical knowledge and experience91%8%
Patient’s particular situation, including drug
interactions, side effects, and contraindications
89%9%
Articles in peer-reviewed journals50%42%
Clinical practice guidelines48%44%
Patient’s insurance coverage and formulary39%44%
Information from colleagues and peers38%54%
Pharmaceutical company-sponsored educational
programs featuring physician speakers, not CME
11%47%
Information from biopharmaceutical
company representatives
10%53%
Information from insurance and prescription
benefits manager representatives
10%35%
Great dealSome
Own clinical knowledge and experience91%8%
Patient’s particular situation, including drug
interactions, side effects, and contraindications
89%9%
Articles in peer-reviewed journals50%42%
Clinical practice guidelines48%44%
Patient’s insurance coverage and formulary39%44%
Information from colleagues and peers38%54%
Pharmaceutical company-sponsored educational
programs featuring physician speakers, not CME
11%47%
Information from biopharmaceutical
company representatives
10%53%
Information from insurance and prescription
benefits manager representatives
10%35%
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by John Elflein, last edited Jul 25, 2018
This statistic shows the extent to which certain factors influence prescribing decisions in the United States as of 2013. It explains that in 50 percent of the prescribing decisions, articles in peer-reviewed journals had a great deal of influence.
Show more
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