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Feb 27th, 2019  -  Social Survey Research Information Co., Ltd.

PatientsMap 2018 CHINA Data analysis part 2

Manufacturer cover ranking per department
Visitation rate of Sales Rep of Japanese companies to Chinese doctors
Santen stands out as a top company with 63% in ophthalmology
In other Japanese companies, Astellas ranked 4th with 33% in urology, Eisai ranked 5th with 29% in neurology

Looking at the top 5 rankings for the 10 departments from all 32 target departments, while global major companies such as AZ, Pfizer and Bayer are in the top position, some Chinese companies such as CTTQ also ranked high.

As for Japanese companies, Santen was first place with 62.8% in ophthalmology. And Astellas came in fourth in urology and Eisai in fifth in neurology. (fig 1)

After the 6th place, Otsuka was 7th place in psychiatry, Dainippon Sumitomo was 9th place, Daiichi Sankyo was 9th place in respiratory, Takeda was 11th place in urology, etc. The result shows that Japanese companies seem to be penetrating the Chinese market

In the future, we plan to provide analysis data on MR coverage for all 32 medical departments in China for companies in Europe, the United States and Europe.

Table 1. Top 5 companies ranking in 10 top medical departments for Sales Rep visit recognition based on Patients Map2018 CN
RankInternal Medicine  Dept. n=1328Respiratory Dept.
Gastroenterology Dept.
Cardiology Dept. n=1105Endocrinology Dept.
n= 536
4Novo20.4Bayer41.3GSK25.4Sanofi41.6Eli Lilly48.7
Psychiatry Dept.
Neurology Dept.
Hematology Dept.
Ophthalmology Dept.
Urology Dept.
2Eli Lilly41.5Bayer46.0Janssen57.5Novartis55.8AZ43.5
<Reference: July 5, 2018 Press Release>
Table 2. PatientsMap2018 CN- Top 15 Sales Rep visit ranking(n=10,285)
Overall rankCompany nameN=
2Astra Zeneca3,22931.4%
8CHIA TAI TIANQING (CTTQ) Pharmaceutical1,67516.3%
10Yangtze River Pharmaceutical (Group)1,61815.7%
12Qilu Pharmaceutical1,41313.7%
13Eli Lilyイ1,39813.6%
14Novo Nordisk1,24412.1%
15Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Distribution1,17611.4%
Table 3. PatientsMap2018 CN- Top 15 Sales Rep visit ranking- Japanese companies(n=10,285)
Overall rankCompany namen=
30Daiichi Sankyo4804.7%
37Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma3403.3%



“PatientsMap 2018CN” – Outline-


The respondents of this study was randomly selected per specialty/department from members of, administrated by Chinese affliate of and is a portal site for healthcare professionals with 2,130,000 online members,.


Studied medical conditions:           357 conditions

Sample source:                              M3 Global Research online physician panel

Sample department:                      All departments in hospitals and clinics

Methodology:                                  Online survey

Sample size:                                   Total of 10,285 physicians

Fieldwork schedule:                        3rd January 2018~6th March 2018

Contents of the survey:                  Medical conditions that they treat

Number of patients they see per medical condition

Number of patients in which they administer medicine to

Medical conditions in which they wish for new products

Sales rep visitation status
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