TABLE 5

Average Accuracy and Percent Error by Category

Percent AccurateaMedian Percent Errorb
Attending Physicians (n = 38)Residents (n = 95)Attending physicians (n = 38)Residents (n = 95)
Costs17148897
Charges15106674
Reimbursements568082
Overall15117580
  • a Proportion of physicians who had accurate estimates (within 25%) averaged across all care services in each financial category.

  • b Respondents’ median percent error for each financial category was calculated, and these amounts were averaged to compare attending physicians’ and residents’ degree of estimation error as a group.