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New PharmWeb Questionnaire

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We are conducting a new survey to assess current and potential usage of PharmWeb, the pharmaceutical and health-related Web information service (e.g., information on conferences, pharmaceutical products, publications, job vacancies) found at PharmWeb. The information provided will help us in the development of PharmWeb. Even if you filled our previous questionnaire we would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes of your time to assist us in our new survey an answer a few questions. Unless otherwise stated, please tick the most relevant box(es) in answer to the questions.

1. Are you employed by:

A pharmaceutical company Public health care
An academic institution Private health care
Community pharmacy A professional institution
Analytical services Biotech firm
Computer software distributor Supplier of raw chemicals
A publishing firm Equipment/instrument manufacturer
Government regulatory body Other (please specify)

2. What is the nature of your role:

General management Hospital clinician
Purchasing GP
Sales Pharmacist
Marketing Academic
Recruitment consultant Other (please specify)
Researcher

3. Do you have access to the Internet:

At work At home Both

4. List any professional bodies to which you belong:

5. What is your knowledge of the following pharmaceutical information services available through the Internet:

Extent of knowledge PharmWeb PharmInfoNet GeoHealthWeb
No knowledge
Some knowledge
Have used
their site
Frequently use
their site

6. If you know of these services how did you discover them:

Word of mouth Organisational news
Surfing the net Trade stand at exhibition
Conference speech Other (please specify)
Journal article

7. For each of the media identified (newspapers, journals, etc.) rank up to 4 information services that are important to you (with 1 being the most important of these services):

Services Newspapers Journals Professional Bodies Web Home Pages
Job vacancies
Conference info.
'Yellow Web Pages'
Drug information
Latest publications
Discussion forum
Research developments
Other (specify)




8. Rank each of the 4 media (newspapers, journals, etc.) with respect to each attribute (e.g., 1 = highest score for ease of access, 4 = lowest score):

Attributes Newspapers Journals Professional Bodies Web Home Pages
Ease of access
Frequency of update
Price
Availability
Ease of finding
information
Appealing
presentation/layout
Detail and depth
of analysis

9. Rank these attributes in importance to you as a user of pharmaceutical information (1 = most important, 7 = least important):

Attributes Ranking
Ease of access
Frequency of update
Price
Availability
Ease of finding
information
Appealing
presentation/layout
Detail and depth
of analysis

10. If an Internet information provider were to introduce a charging scheme for its services would you:

Pay per view per service Yes No
Pay per entry to a chargeable service section in Pharmweb Yes No
Pay an annual subscription fee Yes No
Pay a monthly subscription fee Yes No
Would not use any of the chargeable services Yes No

11. Would you expect use of the services to:

Be paid by yourself Be paid by your company/organisation

12. Are you able to authorise payment for these services:

Up to ?100 Up to ?500 Up to ?1000
Up to ?5000 Don't know Not at all

13. If you cannot authorise payments, how difficult is it to get authorisation through your company to make a payment for this type of Internet service at work:

Easy
Moderately difficult
Very difficult

14. Would you be willing to make any payment by:

Cheque Payment Yes No
Direct Debit Yes No
Debit or Visa Card Yes No
Virtual Account system (e.g., First Virtual) Yes No
Do not know Yes No

15. For PharmWeb users only:
How often do you access the following Pharmweb services:

Services Daily Weekly Monthly Not at all
Job vacancies
Conference info.
'Yellow Web Pages'
Drug information
Latest publications
Discussion forum
Research developments
Other (specify)

16. This section is optional and all information is held in strict confidence:

Name:
E-mail:
Any other
comments:

Thank you for your time, if you wish to submit the questionnaire please hit the 'Send' button below.


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