Table 1

All claim types, 1985-2008
Indemnity payout rate Total indemnity % of Total indemnity payout Average indemnity Average ALAE
High-liability risk specialties 33% $7,897,041,786 61% $315,314 $28,836
Emergency medicine 26% $283,465,068 2% $252,868 $27,385
General surgery 34% $2,160,833,430 17% $254,305 $27,108
Obstetric and gynecologic surgery 35% $4,420,235,589 34% $385,777 $32,973
Radiology 29% $1,032,507,700 8% $260,143 $22,524
Low-liability risk specialties 28% $5,056,803,021 39% $267,146 $26,581
General and family practice 32% $1,984,068,494 15% $225,847 $23,550
Internal medicine 25% $2,340,353,537 18% $285,479 $28,106
Pediatrics 28% $732,380,991 6% $376,352 $31,397

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