September 16, 2008
Physician's Money Digest, January15 2003, Volume 10, Issue 1

(InvestmentNews, 2002)

$110,000—Average annual income for a financial advisor.

(World Health Organization, 2002)

1.6 million—Number of annual violent deaths worldwide.

(FBI, 2002)

15,980—Number of murders that were reported in the United States in 2001.

(BMJ, 2002)

91%—Percentage of US neurosurgeons who plan to reduce, close, or move their medical practices.

(National Journal, 2002)

$83.5 million—Total spending for lobbying by the American Medical Association over the past 5 years.

(BMJ, 2002)

$300,000—Average annual malpractice insurance premium for a US neurosurgeon.

(AP, 2002)

$154,700—Annual salary for members of Congress.

(Ad Age, 2002)

$1 billion—Total spending on political ads during the 2002 US election cycle.

(NBC-TV Poll, 2002)

57%—Percentage of Americans who supported President Bush's first tax cut.

(Time, 2002)

$357,128—Monthly pension for the former GE CEO Jack Welch.

(Harris Poll, 2002)

77%—Percentage of Americans who trust physicians to tell the truth.