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Thursday, July 14, 2016
66% of Doctors Accept Payments from Pharmaceutical and Device Companies
ProPublica recently published an analysis on doctors taking industry
payments from pharmaceutical and device companies. Here are some key findings
from the report:
·66% of physicians
nationwide took industry payments in 2014.
·8 in 10 doctors
working at New Jersey hospitals took payments in 2014.
·Less than 3 in 10
Kaiser Permanente doctors took a payment in 2014.
·Vermont had the lowest
rate of industry interactions at 19%.
had the highest rate of payments to doctors at 75%.
hospitals had the lowest payment rates at 29%.