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We invite members of the press to share your content and engage with physicians for free with a SERMO Page, and work with us to directly poll the SERMO global social network.

Interviewing physicians can be challenging. Their busy schedules make it difficult to pry them away from patients and give the media the scoop on real world medicine. Creating effective polls in real time can be a great way to discover physician sentiment, but is nearly impossible to accomplish.

SERMO can help in two ways:

  1. Poll our community. We can do flash polling with results in as little as 48 hours and we can do week-long polls that give you a broad cross-section of opinion and a bigger sample size. In addition to providing data, our polls also spark lively discussions that can give you unfiltered quotes for your news story. We provide this free of charge for members of the media.
  2. Interview our doctors. We have doctors in over 90 specialties who are articulate and available to speak with the media. If you would like to talk to a physician, contact us and let us help you find the perfect expert.

Our polling has been influential for years. We’ve provided physician insight on a range of topics, from Ebola, to walk-in clinics and vaccinations to physician pay and more. We are the voice of real world physicians and we can add high impact data to your next article. Contact us for more information.

For more information on our polling capabilities and the science behind them, please go to http://www.sermo.com/polls.

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Recent SERMOSAYS Sentiment polls results

September 25, 2017

Do you think a preventative mastectomy should be recommended for women who have a BRCA gene mutation and a family history of breast cancer?

Yes, if both a family history and gene mutation are present 64%
Yes, if a gene mutation is present 14%
Yes, if a family history is present 6%
No, a preventative mastectomy should not be recommended 16%
September 18, 2017

Do you think we will experience large-scale hacking of medical hardware devices in the next 5 years?

Yes 80%
No 20%
September 11, 2017

Have you ever traveled outside your region to serve in the wake of an emergency?

Yes 31%
No 69%
September 04, 2017

Have you ever known anyone personally (I.e. Not as a patient) who has:

Taken opioids recreationally but not formed a habit/addiction 10%
Struggled with an opioid addiction 26%
Overdosed on opioids but not died 8%
Died of an overdose 15%
None of the above 41%
August 28, 2017

In light of new research, do you believe that it is necessary to finish antibiotic courses in order to prevent resistance?

Yes 74%
No 26%
August 21, 2017

Should data from implanted medical devices be admissible evidence in court?

Yes 72%
No 28%
August 14, 2017

Do you think expiration dates reflect when the drug is chemically ineffective?

Yes 13%
No 87%
August 07, 2017

Is it ethical to exchange shorter prison sentences if an inmate agrees to sterilize themselves (vasectomy for men, implant for women)?

Yes 23%
No 77%
July 31, 2017

Do you think it should be criminal to not take reasonable steps to help someone in distress?

Yes 46%
No 54%
July 24, 2017

Should doctors be tested for physical and/or mental competency at age 65?

No 7%
No, unless an issue has occurred 60%
Yes, mental 19%
Yes, physical 1%
Yes, both 13%
July 17, 2017

Have you ever been in a class action lawsuit?

Yes 27%
No 69%
They don’t exist in my country 4%
July 10, 2017

Do you think that some patients’ chronic pain could be better managed by antidepressants than opioids?

Yes 83%
No 17%

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