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Table 5 Reimbursement, payer distribution, and physician salary

From: Urgent care centers in the U.S.: Findings from a national survey

  Urgent care centers Comparison data*
    Primary care Emergency departments
  Mean Standard error Mean Mean
Average reimbursement per patient (n = 209) $102.96 $3.05 $101 $560
  Percent Standard error Percent Percent**
Average distribution of primary payers (n = 261)     
   Private insurance 50.8 1.2 57.7 39.7
   Medicare 14.5 0.6 18.2 17.3
   Medicaid or other public coverage 9.9 0.7 10.0 25.5
   Self-pay or uninsured 12.1 0.5 5.4 17.4
   Occupational medicine*** 12.7 0.9 1.0 1.8
  Mean Standard error Mean Percent
Average physician salary     
   Per hour (n = 215) $80.97 $1.52 not available not available
   Per year (n = 112) $158,845 $4,281 $152,300**** not available
  1. * Sources for comparison data are referenced in the body of the text.
  2. ** Total exceeds 100% because more than one source of payment may be reported per visit.
  3. *** Includes employer contracts and workers compensation.
  4. **** For family physicians only.
  5. Significantly different from urgent care centers, p < 0.05 or better.