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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

November 21, 2016

Would you rather your child become a doctor, nurse or pharmacist?

Doctor 73%
Pharmacist 22%
Nurse 5%
November 14, 2016

What is the biggest challenge in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes?

Identifying a cure 38%
Insulin management device development 32%
Insulin mismanagement 13%
Alternative treatment options 17%
November 07, 2016

The best approaches to get physicians to engage and be compliant with antimicrobial stewardship are:

Hardwiring the EHR/EMR with prescriber guidance. 24%
Eliminate or change Press Ganey / customer satisfaction surveys. 23%
Empower the public with the same prescriber guidance we give the providers. 20%
Direct oversight of all prescriptions by ID and pharmacy with full order override if non-compliant. 15%
CMS-led public reporting of prescriber behavior. 7%
Legislation calling for monetary penalties to physicians for poor compliance. 5%
Public reporting via websites like Yelp for bad physician prescribing behavior (i.e. consumer-led). 4%
Authorization to fire physicians by law if they fail to comply with stewardship. 2%
October 31, 2016

Which of these diseases are you personally most afraid of developing or contracting?

Alzheimers 55%
cancer 29%
heart disease 5%
multiple sclerosis 5%
antibiotic resistant infection 4%
HIV/AIDS 2%
October 24, 2016

Do you participate in health insurance plans offered in the federal or state exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act?

Yes 57%
No 43%
October 17, 2016

Patients should…

…receive their flu shot at a doctor’s office 35%
…receive their flu shot from a retail pharmacy 4%
No preference, as long as they get a flu shot 55%
I don’t think they need a flu shot 6%
October 10, 2016

Do you check your smartphone once you're in bed?

Yes 53%
No 47%
October 03, 2016

Zika was dominating news for a long time, especially leading up to the Olympics. Now, less so. Has the threat mostly passed?

Yes 26%
No 74%
September 26, 2016

Routine screening mammography for average risk women should be done…

Annually from age 40 and continue indefinitely 59%
Biannually from age 50 to 74 41%
September 19, 2016

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the most attention-grabbing health awareness months. Do you think awareness campaigns are helpful?

Yes, my patients ask more questions about the topic of awareness 50%
Yes, I see an increase in office visits 16%
No, awareness months and days do not affect my patients 34%
September 12, 2016

Do you agree with the National Health Service’s policy to ban patients whose BMI is 30 or more from routine surgery for non-life-threatening conditions for a year?

Yes 40%
No 60%
September 05, 2016

If some form of mass casualty event happened in your area, do you think your regional health system is well-prepared to deal with the emergency and care for the wounded?

Yes 50%
No 50%

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