Did You Know?

Physician's Money Digest, January15 2005, Volume 12, Issue 1

(Business 2.0, 2004)

$34 billion—Annual spending by Americans on pet care and products.

(Forbes, 2004)

8—Number of pairs of jeans the average teenager in the United States owns.

(New York Post, 2004)

139 billion—Number of gallons of gasoline used by Americans every year.

(Mental

Floss, 2004)

43,000—Tons of food that Americans throw away every day.

(COR Healthcare, 2004)

$234,900—Average annual compensation for an emergency department staff physician.

(COR Healthcare, 2004)

$22 billion—Annual amount of care provided by US hospitals that goes uncompensated.

(Zagat

Survey, 2004)

$37.45—Average price of a meal at a New York City restaurant.

(Money, 2004)

3.6%—Average projected pay increase for a US worker in 2005.

(New York Post, 2004)

$2 million—Estimated cost for Tiger Wood's October 2004 wedding in Barbados.

(Washington Post, 2004)

33%—Percentage of all annual federal government outlays that are for Social Security and Medicare.