(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.
$57,000—Average cost for a year of nursing home care.
18%—Percentage of US population that speaks a languageother than English at home.
30%—Percentage of US physicians who find contact with pharmaceuticalsales representatives helpful.
90%—Percentage of US consumers who say free shipping makesthem more likely to buy something from a Web site.
32%—Percentage of US workers who say they have not savedfor their retirement.
$32 billion—Research and development spending by pharmaceuticalcompanies in 2002.