Of Doctors Online for Professional Purposes, What Percentage Agree Internet Is Essential?
Among those who are online for professional reasons, 92% of physicians in Russia and 85% of U.S. physicians agree that the Internet is essential to their professional practice, according to a Manhattan Research report.
According to the report, 83% of European Union physicians and 70% of physicians in China who are online for professional purposes also agree that the Internet is essential to professional practice.
The report also found that more than 66% of European physicians who go online owned a smartphone in 2010, while 81% of U.S. doctors have a smartphone.
In addition, physicians in Brazil, China, Russia and South Korea typically go online first to learn about new pharmaceutical products, while doctors in India seek offline resources first for such data, according to the report.
Results are based on the "Taking the Pulse Global 2011," which used face-to-face, telephone and online interviews of 906 physicians in Brazil, Russia, India and China in Q1 2011; the "Taking the Pulse U.S. v11.0," which surveyed 2,041 U.S. practicing physicians online and on the phone in Q1 2011; and the "Taking the Pulse Europe v10.0," which surveyed 1,224 practicing physicians online across Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the U.K. in Q4 2010.
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