Did You Know…

Physician's Money Digest, September15 2003, Volume 10, Issue 17

(Washington Post, 2003)

$100 billion—Estimated cost to repair the nation's electric transmissionpower grid.

(Reuters Health, 2003)

14%—Percentage of US gross domestic product consumed byhealth care.

(American Academy of Home Care Physicians, 2003)

1.5 million—Number of house calls made by physicians in 2002.

(USA Today, 2003)

$9212—Average price of a used car.

(GEFinancial, 2003)

$57,000—Average cost for a year of nursing home care.

(Entrepreneur, 2003)

18%—Percentage of US population that speaks a languageother than English at home.

(Accenture, 2003)

30%—Percentage of US physicians who find contact with pharmaceuticalsales representatives helpful.

(Entrepreneur, 2003)

90%—Percentage of US consumers who say free shipping makesthem more likely to buy something from a Web site.

(ASEC.org, 2003)

32%—Percentage of US workers who say they have not savedfor their retirement.

(MedAdNews, 2003)

$32 billion—Research and development spending by pharmaceuticalcompanies in 2002.