2014 ACCME Annual Report Analysis
The ACCME 2014 Annual Report data released on July 7th, 2015, shows growth in total CME income and non-physician participants at activities, while physician participation at activities was down slightly. Supporting the concept of the healthcare team approach to medicine, three year trend data shows that the number of physician participants has increased by 1% while the number of non-physician participants at CME has increased by 12% since 2012.
- Total combined physician and non-physician participation at CME activities increased by 2%, however total physician participation fell by approximately 1%.
- Total commercial support contributions rose by 2.4% to an estimated $675 million
- Income from advertising and exhibits rose from $339 million in 2013 to $354 million in 2014, a 4% increase.
- Total annual income for CME increased by $124 million (4.7%) between 2013-2014
- 6% decrease in “other income” (e.g., budget allocations from company departments, participant registration fees, etc.)
- Of the total attendance at CME activities, 54% of attendees were physicians and 46% were non-physicians
CME Costs Per Physician
|Provider Type||Avg. # of Physicians Per Activity||Avg. Exp.$ Per Activity||Avg. Exp.$ Per Physician|
|School of Medicine||107||$11,869||$110|
|Publishing/ Education Company||154||$21,849||$141|
|Physician Membership Organization||112||$25,787||$229|
3-Year Trend Data
|Year||Total $ Expense||Other Income as % of Total Income||Advertising & Exhibits as % of Total Income||Industry Grant $ as % of Total Income||Total # Physician Participants||Total # Non-Physician Participants|