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Table 1 Number of episodes and costs of episodes assigned to different specialties

From: Incorporating statistical uncertainty in the use of physician cost profiles

Specialty Number of physicians Median number of episodes assigned to physicians within specialty Mean Costs per Episode ($) Standard Deviation of Costs per Episode ($)
All Specialties 8689    
   Allergy and Immunology 77 177 795 2936
   Cardiology 474 92.5 2300 13322
   Cardiothoracic Surgery 27 54 13488 34751
   Dermatology 311 680 260 685
   Emergency Medicine 521 97 768 2493
   Endocrinology 97 116 975 2601
   Family/General Practice 848 418.5 310 1447
   Gastroenterology 356 292.5 1114 2683
   General Surgery 407 142 2605 18993
   Hematology/Oncology 122 93.5 2838 13420
   Infectious Diseases 89 165 492 2160
   Internal Medicine 2158 392.5 379 2317
   Nephrology 111 67 1085 5131
   Neurological Surgery 62 55 6936 18639
   Neurology 249 108 1297 4605
   Obstetrics and Gynecology 756 346 958 3554
   Ophthalmology 421 326 358 913
   Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 113 67 674 2097
   Orthopedic Surgery 451 140 2008 9667
   Otolaryngology 191 302 698 7164
   Physical Medicine & Rehab 70 74 1453 4586
   Plastic Surgery 101 119 1150 3869
   Psychiatry 97 50 2320 3904
   Pulmonary & Critical Care 203 120 856 5555
   Rheumatology 127 190 958 3958
   Urology 191 242 1473 5547
   Vascular Surgery 59 100 3223 14119