Compiled by Cari Kraft, Jacobs Management Group, Inc.
INDUSTRY TRENDS: BY THE NUMBERS
Percentage of voters who consider
healthcare the top issue they want
candidates to address
Healthcare was measured as the most important
issue to 27% of voters, coming in right behind
corruption in Washington and ahead of the
economy and jobs, immigration, Russian
meddling in the 2016 election and gun policy. An
additional 54% considered healthcare somewhat
Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll,
Rate of non-adherence among major depression patients
Major depression patients are estimated to have among the highest rates of non-adherence, followed by those suffering from schizophrenia (30-60%), coronary
heart disease (40-50%), ADHD (26-48%), and bipolar disorder (21-50%).
Source: Medication Matters: Causes and Solutions to Medication Non-Adherence,
National Council for Behavioral Health, September 2018
Number of physicians in private practice vs. employed
In 2018 only 31% of physicians have identified as being in independent
private practices as owners or partners as differentiated from being
employed by hospitals or medical groups. This is down significantly
from the 2012 figure of 48.5% who were in private practices.
Source: 2018 Survey of America’s Physicians Practice Patterns and
Perspectives, conducted by Merritt Hawkins on behalf of The Physicians
Net brand spending in 2018 in developed markets
Net brand spending for this year is expected to decline in developed
markets from 1% to 3% from 2017, approximately $5B less. This is
expected to remain relatively flat through 2022, due to caution
about reimbursement and access.
Source: 2018 And Beyond: Outlook and Turning Points, IQVIA 27 %