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%.

·         For-profit hospitals had the highest rate of payments to doctors at 75%.

·         Federally owned hospitals had the lowest payment rates at 29%.

Source: ProPublica, June 29, 2016

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