LONDON, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Close races for 1st and 2nd place medical affairs team. Where does your team rank?Compare the medical affairs teams for 12 major Asthma/COPD drugs head to head. Find out which two teams are neck and neck for first place, whether teams representing fixed-dose combinations outperform those representing monotherapies, and which two key services most teams need to improve.All that and more in Medical Affairs Reputations: Asthma/COPD.Based on a survey of 100 US pulmonologists, the report covers teams from AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GSK, Novartis, and Takeda, showing you at a glance: How pulmonologists rate your team overall, and on 12 key medical affairs services.Which medical affairs services are most important.How, and how often pulmonologists want to meet with your team.What you can do to improve your medical affairs services.That's actionable information you can use to turn your team into one that doctors rely on.That's actionable information you can use to turn your team into one that doctors rely on.Interested in the European market? Click here to see the EU5 Edition. Top Takeaways Competition at every level: Two teams are vying for first place, but there are at least three other close races all the way down the list of surveyed teams.Moderate scores overall: Performance and satisfaction scores for specific medical affairs services are mostly positive, but not especially high. Overall quality scores are also modest, even for the top-ranking teams. Clear areas for improvement: All but one of the surveyed teams need to improve one or two key medical affairs services. Where does your team need improvement?Doctors' need information: While doctors currently rely on medical affairs teams for practical, clinical information, and rank information provision services as most important, they did identify several types of information that teams could do a better job of providing.Teams need to be more considerate: Over a third of doctors surveyed said that teams needed to improve their attitude, e.g., understanding doctors' needs and respecting their time.Overwhelming preference for in-person interactions: Doctors rate face-to-face communication methods highest. Which specific methods do they prefer?