Table 1

Total payments and payments per physician by specialty
Specialty Number of physicians Total payments (in USD) Mean payment per physician (Standard Deviation) (In USD)
Primary care 145 21,286,443 146,803 (44,767)
 Family medicine 28 3,635,749 129,848 (35,017)
 Pediatrics 2 244,800 122,400 (18,243)
 Internal medicine 115 17,405,894 151,356 (52,078)
Specialty medicine 75 10,955,643 146,075 (38,979)
 Allergy and Immunology 15 2,384,175 158,945 (34,934)
 Cardiovascular disease 6 916,441 152,740 (35,098)
 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 10 1,432,020 143,202 (36,229)
 Hematology 3 374,300 124,767 (21,104)
 Neurology 14 2,154,235 153,874 (52,078)
 Obstetrics and gynecology 14 1,795,064 128,219 (26,031)
 Oncology 1 240,150 240,150 (0)
 Pain Medicine 2 225,429 112,715 (6,353)
 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 6 852,103 142,017 (28,489)
 Pulmonology 3 459,552 153,184 (58,778)
 Rheumatology 1 122,174 122,174 (0)
Surgery 24 3,689,339 153,722 (38,167)
 Otolaryngology 2 300,500 150,250 (35,285)
 Surgery 4 585,380 146,345 (50,171)
 Urology 18 2,803,459 155,748 (37,879)
Psychiatry 117 14,710,749 125,733 (23,936)
Other 12 1,772,150 147,679 (54,067)
 Anesthesiology 8 1,397,329 174,666 (62,088)
 Emergency Medicine 1 165,800 165,800 (0)
 Nuclear Medicine 1 101,246 101,246 (0)
 Radiology 1 186,300 186,300 (0)
 Information not found 1 107,775 107,775
Total: 373 Total payments: 52,600,624 Mean payment per physician: 141,020 (39385)

Payments are aggregated across the seven pharmaceutical companies.

USD, U.S. dollar.

Norris et al.

Norris et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:24   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-13-24

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