Quote of the day:
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. - Benjamin Franklin
Here is what fuels our "health train"
Doctors directly influence more than a third of the entire USA health care economy. Consider these important facts:
- 902,000: number of physicians in the USA in 2005
- $2.1 trillion: USA healthcare expenditures in 2006
- $274 billion: sales of physician-prescribed medications in 2006
- $587 billion: cost of various patient services and devices ordered by physicians and healthcare providers in 2004
These figures are from What Doctor's Think.