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

States with total caps (n = 7) | |||||

Median | 60.13 | 12.80 | 190,174.62 | 10,833.56 | 20.95 |

Mean | 60.58 | 12.86 | 196,495.34 | 11,504.69 | 24.38 |

States without total caps (n = 44) | |||||

Median | 55.06 | 12.74 | 248,349.27 | 13,629.10 | 30.55 |

Mean | 61.05 | 14.40 | 265,554.50 | 15,501.78 | 38.73 |

P value for mean differences | .958 | .451 | .001 | .015 | .006 |