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Table: Malpractice premium rate comparison, by state and specialty, 2003-05

Published March 1, 2006  |  March 2006 issue

  2003 2004 2005 % change
2003-05
Iowa        
Internal Medicine
$5,654
$6,401
$6,401
13.2%
General Surgery
$20,469
$23,171
$23,171
13.2%
OB/GYN
$41,673
$47,173
$47,173
13.2%
         
Minnesota        
Internal Medicine
$3,994
$4,283
$4,283
 7.2%
General Surgery
$11,983
$12,848
$12,848
 7.2%
OB/GYN
$18,307
$19,630
$19,630
 7.2%
         
Nebraska        
Internal Medicine
$3,991
$3,991
$4,334
 8.6%
General Surgery
$14,170
$17,004
$18,464
30.3%
OB/GYN
$21,688
$26,026
$28,259
30.3%
         
North Dakota        
Internal Medicine
$5,701
$6,086
$6,681
17.2%
General Surgery
$17,103
$18,258
$20,044
17.2%
OB/GYN
$26,129
$27,894
$30,623
17.2%
         
South Dakota        
Internal Medicine
$3,199
$3,848
$4,619
44.4%
General Surgery
$9,597
$11,545
$13,858
44.4%
OB/GYN
$14,662
$17,638
$21,172
44.4%
         
Source: Midwest Medical Insurance Co., October 2004

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