States | Payments per 1,000 Physicians* No. | Payments per 100,000 Population^{†} No. | Average Malpractice Payment ($) | Payment per Physician^{‡} ($) | Payment per Person^{§} ($) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

*Number of payments per 1,000 practicing physicians in those states (AMA 2000 Masterfile). | |||||

†Number of payments per general population in those states (2000 Census Bureau Data). | |||||

‡ Total payment dollar amount per number of practicing physicians in those states (AMA 2000 Masterfile). | |||||

§ Total payment dollar amount per general population in those states (2000 Census Bureau Data). | |||||

States with noneconomic caps (n = 20) | |||||

Median | 56.79 | 13.38 | 217,406.03 | 11,464.87 | 25.79 |

Mean | 62.74 | 13.84 | 219,225.98 | 12,711.68 | 28.60 |

States without noneconomic caps (n = 31) | |||||

Median | 54.08 | 12.65 | 254,058.74 | 16,940.11 | 31.25 |

Mean | 59.85 | 14.42 | 279,849.86 | 16,399.28 | 42.02 |

P value | .691 | .776 | .010 | .028 | .047 |