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Physician's Money Digest, May 2005, Volume 12, Issue 8

(Harris Poll, 2005)

(Metlife, 2005)

(Money, 2005)

(New York Times, 2005)

(BusinessWeek, 2005)

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(Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2005)

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71% - Percentage of Americans who have never heard about electronic medical records systems. $18 - Average hourly cost of a home health aide. 67% - Percentage of spouses who say it's okay to keep money secrets from each other. 5.2% - Percentage of US households with a median annual income of $100,000. 8500 - Number of Lipitor prescriptions dispensed each hour. 85% - Percentage of men with erectile dysfunction who have not sought drug therapy. 440,000 - Annual US deaths linked to smoking. 22% - Percentage of patients who say they lied to their doctor about smoking. $479,250 - Cost of a 30-second ad on NBC-TV's . $550 million - Annual advertising spending by McDonald's.