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Patients act like consumers & payers see a role for pharma

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Historically Manhattan Research kept their data close to the chest, and understandably so as it's the value they create. A new e-book from DRG (Manhattan is finally changing their name to the parent company -Ed.) provides some compelling samples from their different reports.

We’re only going to discuss a few here, for the full story you can download the e-book.

The consumerization of healthcare

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Payers and HCPs see role for pharma

Payers think that pharma companies can provide value beyond the pill and can help them achieve their patient outcomes.

68% of hospital formulary decision makers agree that pharma can provide value by offering solutions that help achieve specific metrics-based goals.

Many HCPs are looking for pharma companies to help their patients manage their conditions.

51% of US physicians believe pharma companies need to play an integral role in driving progress around patient support and resources.

Patients are using their smartphones in the doctor’s office:

53% of psoriasis patients with smartphones access medical resources on this device while at the doctor’s office.

Patients are relying on the information they find online to make health decisions:

63% of online hepatitis C patients say that the Internet is essential in helping make decisions about the best treatments and care.

The DRG e-book is full of interesting teaser stats from a multitude of conditions and is definitely worth the download.

Source: Decision Resources Group (Manhattan Research)

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