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.

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

Great dealSome
Own clinical knowledge and experience91%8%
Patient’s particular situation, including drug
interactions, side effects, and contraindications
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
Information from biopharmaceutical
company representatives
Information from insurance and prescription
benefits manager representatives
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Release date

July 2018


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

508 respondents

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