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Table 1 General payments received by orthopedic and non-orthopedic surgeons, including total value, total number, and median value (inter-quartile range (IQR)) per capita, stratified by payment type, 2014–2017

From: Impact of US industry payment disclosure laws on payments to surgeons: a natural experiment

 Total number of physiciansTotal number of paymentsMedian number of payments (IQR)Total value of payments, US $Median value of payments, $ (IQR)
Orthopedic surgeons     
Overall payments     
 201421,685248,6985 (2–13)$97,063,276.39$246.71 ($67.45–$1290.61)
 201521,521245,9355 (2–13)$97,888,851.41$254.09 ($69.12–$1408.72)
 201620,690254,8305 (2–15)$112,789,015.27$303.88 ($80.24–$1776.13)
 201721,577241,9665 (2–13)$110,220,761.71$301.08 ($81.94–$1714.61)
Food and beverages     
 201417,189177,3164 (2–12)$7,455,902.20$158.21 ($56.69–$411.23)
 201517,470173,9384 (1–11)$7,565,086.02$159.42 ($55.00–$416.11)
 201616,553177,8904 (1–13)$7,834,719.11$175.88 ($61.76–$458.98)
 201717,302169,4404 (1–12)$7,837,407.12$171.50 ($61.02–$429.39)
Other sources     
 2014439371,3827 (2–18)$89,607,374.19$1000.00 ($264.55–$3381.03)
 2015405171,9979 (3–21)$90,323,765.39$1166.71 ($389.52–$4000.00)
 2016413776,94010 (4–22)$104,954,296.16$1483.99 ($499.98–$5250.00)
 2017427572,5269 (3–19)$102,383,354.60$1510.19 ($594.98–$4940.34)
Non-orthopedic surgeons     
Overall payments     
 201460,164604,8844 (1–11)$159,424,078.85$170.63 ($51.60 - $774.88)
 201559,167610,4414 (1–11)$155,953,207.62$185.93 ($52.50–$920.10)
 201662,424617,3904 (1–11)$161,997,987.22$175.32 ($54.18–$886.37)
 201756,899582,4904 (1–19)$159,232,117.91$188.25 ($57.74–$964.48)
Food and beverages     
 201452,308477,4134 (1–10)$19,974,145.33$141.26 ($48.17–$369.92)
 201551,375480,9974 (1–10)$21,250,207.93$145.80 ($46.86–$401.70)
 201654,010490,3063 (1–10)$22,553,812.03$140.85 ($48.80–$394.76)
 201749,718457,7363 (1–10)$21,261,169.59$147.61 ($51.52–$396.73)
Other sources     
 20147822127,4717 (2–18)$139,449,933.52$1023.66 ($235.58–$3750.00)
 20157792129,4447 (2–18)$134,702,999.68$1071.71 ($331.01–$3472.50)
 20167414127,0848 (3–18)$139,444,175.20$1183.30 ($416.44–$4020.81)
 20177181124,7548 (3–20)$137,970,948.33$1250.14 ($486.66–$4460.53)
  1. Source: Open payments program data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services