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Table 2. State data: Variable means

Impact of State Laws Limiting Malpractice Awards on Geographic Distribution of Physicians

(1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000 data; N = 196)

Description of variableMean
Number of physicians per 100,000 residents208.37
Percent of population age 65 years or older13.08
Hospital beds per 1,000 residents4.03
Percent of population unemployed5.53
Population in thousands of residents per square mile of land area.58
Personal income in thousands of dollars13.158
Farm income as percent of State domestic product2.90
State law capping damage awards in malpractice cases (1=yes, 0=no).28
Current as of July 2003
Internet Citation: Table 2. State data: Variable means: Impact of State Laws Limiting Malpractice Awards on Geographic Distribution of Physicians. July 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/tortcaps/torttab2.html