physician assistants

Summary

Summary: Persons academically trained, licensed, or credentialed to provide medical care under the supervision of a physician. The concept does not include nurses, but does include orthopedic assistants, surgeon's assistants, and assistants to other specialists.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi New directions for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the era of physician shortages
    Richard A Cooper
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Care Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acad Med 82:827-8. 2007
  2. ncbi Use of nonphysician health care providers for skin cancer screening in the primary care setting
    Susan A Oliveria
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Prev Med 34:374-9. 2002
  3. ncbi German GPs' willingness to expand roles of physician assistants: a regional survey of perceptions and informal practices influencing uptake of health reforms in primary health care
    Lorena Dini
    Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Fam Pract 29:448-54. 2012
  4. ncbi A cost analysis of physician assistants in primary care
    Roderick S Hooker
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    JAAPA 15:39-42, 45, 48 passim. 2002
  5. ncbi The economic benefit for family/general medicine practices employing physician assistants
    Dana M Grzybicki
    Duquesne University School of Health Sciences, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:613-20. 2002
  6. pmc Quality of diabetes care in family medicine practices: influence of nurse-practitioners and physician's assistants
    Pamela A Ohman-Strickland
    Department of Biostatistics, UMDNJ School of Public Health, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:14-22. 2008
  7. pmc The contributions of physician assistants in primary care systems
    Roderick S Hooker
    The Lewin Group, Falls Church, VA 22042 4517, USA
    Health Soc Care Community 20:20-31. 2012
  8. pmc Physician assistants in the United States
    David E Mittman
    Clinicians Group, 2 Brighton Road, Suite 300, Clifton, NJ 07012, USA
    BMJ 325:485-7. 2002
  9. ncbi Quality of HIV care provided by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians
    Ira B Wilson
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:729-36. 2005
  10. ncbi Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the intensive care unit: an evidence-based review
    Ruth M Kleinpell
    Rush University Medical Center and Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:2888-97. 2008

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  1. ncbi New directions for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the era of physician shortages
    Richard A Cooper
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Care Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acad Med 82:827-8. 2007
    During the past 35 years, the roles for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have evolved in parallel with the roles that physicians have come to play...
  2. ncbi Use of nonphysician health care providers for skin cancer screening in the primary care setting
    Susan A Oliveria
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Prev Med 34:374-9. 2002
    ..Nonphysician health care providers are in an optimal position to provide cancer prevention and screening services...
  3. ncbi German GPs' willingness to expand roles of physician assistants: a regional survey of perceptions and informal practices influencing uptake of health reforms in primary health care
    Lorena Dini
    Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Fam Pract 29:448-54. 2012
    Many countries with shortages in health personnel are introducing task shifting in primary health care. GPs' attitudes and practices strongly affect task shifting and the expansion of the roles of physician assistants (PAs).
  4. ncbi A cost analysis of physician assistants in primary care
    Roderick S Hooker
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    JAAPA 15:39-42, 45, 48 passim. 2002
    Acute medical conditions commonly seen by physician assistants (PAs) or physicians were assigned costs for all resources used to treat an episode of illness...
  5. ncbi The economic benefit for family/general medicine practices employing physician assistants
    Dana M Grzybicki
    Duquesne University School of Health Sciences, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:613-20. 2002
    ..To measure the economic benefit of a family/general medicine physician assistant (PA) practice...
  6. pmc Quality of diabetes care in family medicine practices: influence of nurse-practitioners and physician's assistants
    Pamela A Ohman-Strickland
    Department of Biostatistics, UMDNJ School of Public Health, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:14-22. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc The contributions of physician assistants in primary care systems
    Roderick S Hooker
    The Lewin Group, Falls Church, VA 22042 4517, USA
    Health Soc Care Community 20:20-31. 2012
    ..of primary care doctors are occurring globally; one means of meeting this demand has been the use of physician assistants (PAs)...
  8. pmc Physician assistants in the United States
    David E Mittman
    Clinicians Group, 2 Brighton Road, Suite 300, Clifton, NJ 07012, USA
    BMJ 325:485-7. 2002
  9. ncbi Quality of HIV care provided by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians
    Ira B Wilson
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:729-36. 2005
    Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are primary care providers for patients with HIV in some clinics, but little is known about the quality of care that they provide.
  10. ncbi Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the intensive care unit: an evidence-based review
    Ruth M Kleinpell
    Rush University Medical Center and Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:2888-97. 2008
    Advanced practitioners including nurse practitioners and physician assistants are contributing to care for critically ill patients in the intensive care unit through their participation on the multidisciplinary team and in collaborative ..
  11. ncbi Physician assistants: education, practice and global interest
    Christine F Legler
    College of Allied Health and Nursing, Department of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Med Teach 29:e22-5. 2007
    ..In the United States, the physician assistant (PA) model has proven to be a cost-effective way to train quality primary care providers with a high degree of acceptance of the PA role by patients and other healthcare providers...
  12. ncbi Prescribing trends by nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the United States
    Daisha J Cipher
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, 76107, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 18:291-6. 2006
    As an important step in analyzing the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), we examined their prescribing behavior...
  13. ncbi Retention of physician assistants in rural health clinics
    Lisa R Henry
    Department of Anthropology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA
    J Rural Health 23:207-14. 2007
    Improvement of rural health care access has been a guiding principle of federal and state policy regarding physician assistants (PAs).
  14. ncbi Job satisfaction of practice assistants in general practice in Germany: an observational study
    Katja Goetz
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Fam Pract 30:411-7. 2013
    ..Job satisfaction of practice staff is important for optimal health care delivery and for minimizing the turnover of non-medical professions...
  15. ncbi Outpatient cardiology practices with advanced practice nurses and physician assistants provide similar delivery of recommended therapies (findings from IMPROVE HF)
    Nancy M Albert
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1773-9. 2010
    ..0 APNs or PAs per cardiology practice was associated with the greater use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy and delivery of HF education and equivalent use of drug and cardiac resynchronization therapies...
  16. ncbi Hiring into advanced practice positions: the nurse practitioner versus physician assistants debate
    Patricia Reid Ponte
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Nurs Adm 43:329-35. 2013
    Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have long been part of the care model at our institution...
  17. ncbi Trends in the supply of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the United States
    Roderick S Hooker
    Division of Health Services Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:174-81. 2002
    In 2001 an estimated 103,612 nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) were in clinical employment in the United States...
  18. pmc Physician assistants and nurse practitioners as a usual source of care
    Christine M Everett
    Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53726, USA
    J Rural Health 25:407-14. 2009
    To identify characteristics and outcomes of patients who use physician assistants and nurse practitioners (PA/NPs) as a usual source of care.
  19. ncbi Veterans' perceptions of care by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians: a comparison from satisfaction surveys
    Dorothy Budzi
    Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75216, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 22:170-6. 2010
    To examine the differences in patient satisfaction with care provided by nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and physicians in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system.
  20. ncbi A process for reducing workload and enhancing residents' education at an academic medical center
    C K Abrass
    University of Washington, School of Medicine, USA
    Acad Med 76:798-805. 2001
    ..e., physician assistants and nurse practitioners) using clinical pathways...
  21. ncbi National estimates of physician assistant productivity
    E H Larson
    WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, Department of Family Medicine, Box 354696, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Allied Health 30:146-52. 2001
    Analysis of productivity data from a nationally representative sample of physician assistants (PAs) showed that PAs performed 61.4 outpatient visits per week compared with 74...
  22. ncbi Development of a flexible sigmoidoscopy training program for rural nurse practitioners and physician assistants to increase colorectal cancer screening among Alaska Native people
    Diana Redwood
    Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:1041-8. 2009
    ..We describe the development and implementation of a program to train rural nurse practitioners and physician assistants in flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  23. ncbi The impact on patient flow after the integration of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in 6 Ontario emergency departments
    James Ducharme
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    CJEM 11:455-61. 2009
    ..assess the impact of the integration of the new roles of primary health care nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) on patient flow, wait times and proportions of patients who left without being seen in 6 Ontario ..
  24. ncbi Extending rural and remote medicine with a new type of health worker: physician assistants
    Teresa M O'Connor
    Rural Health Research Unit, School of Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 15:346-51. 2007
    ..Literature used for the review covered the period 1967-2006. Physician assistants provide safe, high-quality and cost-effective primary care services under the direction of a doctor and ..
  25. ncbi Physician assistants in emergency medicine: the impact of their role
    Roderick S Hooker
    Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:72-7. 2011
    ..b>Physician assistants (PAs), one alternative, are employed in emergency departments (EDs), but little is known about the impact ..
  26. ncbi Can physician assistants be effective in the UK?
    Antony Stewart
    Public Health, North Birmingham Primary Care Trust, Birmingham
    Clin Med 5:344-8. 2005
    ..One solution is to introduce US-style physician assistants (PAs) who train for around two years following previous clinical work or a first degree, and perform duties ..
  27. ncbi Physician assistants in English primary care teams: a survey
    Vari M Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s University of London and Kingston University, London, UK
    J Interprof Care 26:416-8. 2012
    ..The United Kingdom, like a number of other countries, have been exploring the contribution physician assistants, who are well established in the United States of America, can make to health care teams including primary ..
  28. ncbi Suboptimal reporting of adverse medical events to the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System by nurse practitioners and physician assistants
    Eli D Ehrenpreis
    NorthShore University Health System, Highland Park Hospital, 777 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, Illinois, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 11:177-83. 2012
    ..Nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA), having an increasing role in the delivery of medical care, are also needed to participate in post-..
  29. ncbi Patient satisfaction with physician assistants (PAs) in an ED fast track
    F L Counselman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Emergency Physicians of Tidewater, Norfolk, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 18:661-5. 2000
    The study objective was to determine patient satisfaction with physician assistants (PAs) in an emergency department (ED) fast track (FT)...
  30. ncbi The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident duty hour new standards: history, changes, and impact on staffing of intensive care units
    Stephen M Pastores
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:2540-9. 2011
    ....
  31. pmc Physician assistants in Canada: update on health policy initiatives
    Ian W Jones
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0E2, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 57:e83-8. 2011
    To analyze the health policies related to physician assistants (PAs) and to understand the factors influencing this medical work force movement.
  32. ncbi Non-physician practitioners in radiation oncology: advanced practice nurses and physician assistants
    J F Kelvin
    Ambulatory Care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 45:255-63. 1999
    ....
  33. ncbi The medical care practitioner: developing a physician assistant equivalent for the United Kingdom
    Jim V Parle
    Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Med J Aust 185:13-7. 2006
    ..The deployment of MCPs may offer advantages over increasing the number of doctors or taking nurses out of nursing roles. The introduction of MCPs may also enhance service effectiveness and efficiency...
  34. ncbi MICU care delivered by PAs versus residents: do PAs measure up?
    Eyad Kawar
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    JAAPA 24:36-41. 2011
    Data on the perfomance of physician assistants in a medical intensive care unit are scarce.
  35. ncbi A systematic review: The role and impact of the physician assistant in the emergency department
    Quynh Doan
    Department of Pediatrics School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Emerg Med Australas 23:7-15. 2011
    This systematic review describes the role and impact of physician assistants (PAs) in the ED. It includes reports of surveys, retrospective and prospective studies as well as guidelines and reviews...
  36. ncbi How physician assistants use and perceive complementary and alternative medicine
    E A Houston
    Allied Health Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, USA
    JAAPA 14:29-30, 33-4, 39-40 passim. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify physician assistants' (PAs') attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, training, recommendations for, and personal use of CAM...
  37. ncbi The emerging role of physician assistants in the delivery of dermatologic health care
    A R Clark
    Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Dermatol Clin 18:297-302. 2000
    ..Similar to much of medicine, the PA profession continues to evolve, with many members moving awa..
  38. ncbi Physician assistants as physician extenders in the pediatric intensive care unit setting-A 5-year experience
    Mudit Mathur
    Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital at Downstate, and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:14-9. 2005
    To describe the scope of practice and complementary role of physician assistants as physician extenders in the pediatric intensive care unit.
  39. ncbi Gaps in the supply of physicians, advance practice nurses, and physician assistants
    Michael Sargen
    School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:991-9. 2011
    ..increase the demand for physicians and, as physician shortages widen, advanced practice nurses (APNs) and physician assistants (PAs) will play larger roles. Together with physicians they constitute a workforce of "advanced clinicians...
  40. ncbi Patient willingness to be seen by physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and residents in the emergency department: does the presumption of assent have an empirical basis?
    Gregory L Larkin
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Bioeth 10:1-10. 2010
    b>Physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and medical residents constitute an increasingly significant part of the American health care workforce, yet patient assent to be seen by nonphysicians is only presumed and seldom ..
  41. ncbi Growth and change in the physician assistant workforce in the United States, 1967-2000
    Eric H Larson
    MEDEX Northwest, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Allied Health 36:121-30. 2007
    ..Individual-level data from the American Academy of Physician Assistants, supplemented with county-level aggregate data from the Area Resource File, were used to describe the ..
  42. pmc Quality of emergency care provided by physician assistants and nurse practitioners in acute asthma
    Chu Lin Tsai
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:485-91. 2010
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of care provided by physician assistants or nurse practitioners (ie, midlevel providers [MLPs]) in acute asthma, as compared with that provided by physicians.
  43. ncbi Impact of nonphysician staffing on outcomes in a medical ICU
    Hayley B Gershengorn
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Chest 139:1347-53. 2011
    ..In our study, we compare outcomes of nonphysician provider-based teams to those of medical house staff-based teams in the MICU...
  44. ncbi Introducing physician assistants into new roles: international experiences
    Laurent A Frossard
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:199-201. 2008
  45. ncbi Prescribing exercise for older adults: A needs assessment comparing primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants
    Jason A Dauenhauer
    Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, 435 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 26:81-99. 2006
    ..methods of exercise prescription for older adults, the authors conducted a survey of 177 physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners (39% response rate)...
  46. ncbi Discussing a sensitive topic: Nurse practitioners' and physician assistants' communication strategies in managing patients with erectile dysfunction
    Roger Green
    The Little Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 21:698-705. 2009
    To examine strategies used by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) when discussing the sensitive topic of erectile dysfunction (ED) with patients.
  47. ncbi The quality of emergency obstetrical surgery by assistant medical officers in Tanzanian district hospitals
    Colin McCord
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w876-85. 2009
    ..There were significant differences between mission and government hospitals...
  48. ncbi Choice of specialties among physician assistants in the United States
    Perri A Morgan
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:887-92. 2010
    ..This paper compares specialty prevalence between physicians and physician assistants, analyzes trends in PAs' specialty choices from 1997 to 2006, and suggests options for influencing these ..
  49. ncbi Career flexibility of physician assistants and the potential for more primary care
    Roderick S Hooker
    School for Public Health, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Dallas, TX, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:880-6. 2010
    In part because of their core generalist education, physician assistants can change clinical specialties over the course of their work life. This is known as career flexibility...
  50. pmc Experience with physician assistants in a Canadian arthroplasty program
    Eric R Bohm
    The Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
    Can J Surg 53:103-8. 2010
    ..One successful model has been the use of physician assistants (PAs) within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)...
  51. ncbi Physician assistants in the United Kingdom: an initial profile of the profession
    Tamara S Ritsema
    PA Program at George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    JAAPA 24:60. 2011
    ..PAs work in 19 medical and surgical specialties; experienced PAs are more likely to practice in primary care. Prior to PA training, respondents worked in a wide variety of health professions...
  52. pmc Training medical assistants for surgery
    F Vaz
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
    Bull World Health Organ 77:688-91. 1999
    ..They performed 10,258 surgical operations, some 70% of which were emergency interventions. Low rates of complication occurred and postoperative mortality amounted to 0.4% and 0.1% in emergency and elective interventions respectively...
  53. ncbi Are older patients satisfied with physician assistants and nurse practitioners?
    Daisha J Cipher
    School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, USA
    JAAPA 19:36, 39-40, 42-4. 2006
    ..To determine how satisfied older American consumers are with physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP) care...
  54. pmc Physicians' view of primary care-based case management for patients with heart failure: a qualitative study
    Frank Peters-Klimm
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:363-71. 2009
    ..Practice-based doctors' assistants (equivalent to a nursing role) adopted these new tasks and reported regularly to the employing general practitioner (GP)...
  55. ncbi Doctors' assistants' views of case management to improve chronic heart failure care in general practice: a qualitative study
    Rebecca Olbort
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
    J Adv Nurs 65:799-808. 2009
    ....
  56. pmc Physician assistants as providers of surgically induced abortion services
    Marlene B Goldman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1352-7. 2004
    We compared complication rates after surgical abortions performed by physician assistants with rates after abortions performed by physicians.
  57. ncbi A first survey. Measuring burnout in emergency medicine physician assistants
    Robert B Bell
    Midwestern University, Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC, USA
    JAAPA 15:40-2, 45-8, 51-2 passim. 2002
    ..Work, and Lifestyle Characteristics Survey, we assessed the burnout levels of emergency medicine physician assistants (EMPAs) and the presence of characteristics associated with higher burnout levels...
  58. ncbi Physician assistants working in the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Denni J Woodmansee
    US Department of Veterans Affairs, Dallas, Texas, USA
    JAAPA 23:41-4. 2010
    There is broad consensus among medical workforce analysts that the demand for physician assistants (PAs), physicians, nurses, allied health, and other medical providers has substantially increased since the late 1990s...
  59. ncbi Attitudes of US physician assistants toward persons with HIV/AIDS
    Anja Talley
    Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Health Professions, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA
    JAAPA 23:41-2, 44-6, 48. 2010
    ..However, recent information about attitudes of physician assistants (PAs) is missing.
  60. pmc Canadians' willingness to receive care from physician assistants
    Quynh Doan
    Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can Fam Physician 58:e459-64. 2012
    To determine the willingness of Canadians to accept treatment from physician assistants (PAs).
  61. ncbi Physician assistants and nurse practitioners: the United States experience
    Roderick S Hooker
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Service, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Med J Aust 185:4-7. 2006
    b>Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) were introduced in the United States in 1967. As of 2006, there are 110 000 clinically active PAs and NPs (comprising approximately one sixth of the US medical workforce)...
  62. ncbi Physician assistants in English general practice: a qualitative study of employers' viewpoints
    Vari Drennan
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George s, University of London, London, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 16:75-80. 2011
    ..In England, a few general practitioners (GPs) have been recruiting physician assistants (PAs) to work in their practices, independent of any pilot schemes...
  63. ncbi Advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants: what is the difference? Comparing the USA and UK
    C L Cox
    City University, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, London
    Hosp Med 62:169-71. 2001
    ....
  64. ncbi The employment of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in U.S. nursing homes
    Orna Intrator
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Box G ST, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Gerontologist 45:486-95. 2005
    Nursing facilities with nurse practitioners or physician assistants (NPs or PAs) have been reported to provide better care to residents...
  65. ncbi The role of physician assistants in rural health care: a systematic review of the literature
    Lisa R Henry
    Anthropology Department, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203, USA
    J Rural Health 27:220-9. 2011
    A literature review was performed to assess the role of physician assistants (PAs) in rural health care. Four categories were examined: scope of practice, physician perceptions, community perceptions, and retention/recruitment.
  66. ncbi Workweek restrictions and specialty-trained physician assistants: potential opportunities
    P Eugene Jones
    UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390 9090, USA
    J Surg Educ 66:152-7. 2009
    The increasing use of physician assistants (PAs) in surgical settings is part of a continuing trend of PA specialization, and many graduate medical education (GME) programs in teaching hospitals have hired PAs to augment physician ..
  67. ncbi Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Dutch hospitals: their role, extent of substitution and facilitators and barriers experienced in the reallocation of tasks
    Nicolien C Zwijnenberg
    Maastricht University, Health Services Research, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 68:1235-46. 2012
    This paper is a report of a study exploring the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, the extent of substitution and the barriers and facilitators experienced by them as a consequence of substitution in public hospitals...
  68. ncbi Use of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in primary care, 1995-1999
    R S Hooker
    Division of Health Services Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:231-8. 2001
    Federal policies and state legislation encourage the use of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care, although the nature of their work has not been fully analyzed...
  69. ncbi Physician assistants: scope of practice, regulation and reimbursement
    Ann Davis
    American Academy of Physician Assistants, 950 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 1552, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 18:81-5. 2002
    This article details the regulatory statutes that define the scope of practice of physician assistants and the realities of their function in clinical practice...
  70. ncbi Implementation and evaluation of a telemedicine course for physician assistants
    D P Asprey
    Telemedicine Resource Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Acad Med 76:652-5. 2001
    ..The authors describe the current status of telemedicine in medical curricula and report on efforts at the University of Iowa to incorporate telemedicine into the curriculum of its Physician Assistant Program...
  71. ncbi Physician assistants and Title VII support
    James F Cawley
    PA MPH Program, Department of Prevention and Community Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Acad Med 83:1049-56. 2008
    Federal support through Title VII, Section 747 has played an important role in promoting the use of physician assistants (PAs) in primary care and in the growth and institutionalization of PA educational programs in the United States...
  72. ncbi Can physician assistants fill the gaps in the nephrology workforce?
    Laura Troidle
    Hospital of St Raphael and Yale New Haven Hospital, USA
    Nephrol News Issues 19:65, 67. 2005
  73. ncbi The role of physician assistants in improving renal care
    Garrett O Smith
    Nephrol News Issues 18:51-6. 2004
    ..According to 2003 census data from The American Academy of Nephrology Physician Assistants, only 98 of 20,646 survey respondents identified themselves as practicing in nephrology...
  74. ncbi Task substitution: where to from here?
    Niki Ellis
    Med J Aust 185:18-9. 2006
    ..Meeting future health workforce needs is a challenge for all health professionals...
  75. ncbi System and patient barriers to appropriate HIV care for disadvantaged populations: the HIV medical care provider perspective
    Eduardo E Valverde
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Drenna Waldrop Valverde, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 17:18-28. 2006
    ..More research needs to be conducted to determine if these disparities reflect differences in the provision of adequate HIV care for disadvantaged individuals...
  76. ncbi Quality among a diversity of health care providers.
    Richard A Cooper
    Med J Aust 185:2-3. 2006
    ..Thirty years' experience in the US with non-physician clinicians shows they can deliver quality care...
  77. ncbi Evaluation of three penile prosthesis pump designs in a blinded survey of practitioners
    Susanne A Quallich
    Division of Andrology and Microsugery, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Urol Nurs 28:101-5, 108. 2008
    ..The goal of this project was to establish if one prosthesis pump was superior in the user's ability to correctly identify components in a blinded, scrotal simulation study...
  78. ncbi How do surgical residents and non-physician practitioners play together in the sandbox?
    Andrew S Resnick
    Surgery Education, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Surg 63:155-64. 2006
    ..quot; At the authors' institution, a group of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), collectively referred to as non-physician practitioners (NPPs), were hired as these reinforcements, ..
  79. ncbi Nurse practitioner/physician assistant education and the management of HCV
    Ruth W Johnson
    Department of Nursing, Fayetteville State University, USA
    ABNF J 16:60-2. 2005
    ..the background and consequences of infection with the virus, epidemiology, impetus for curricula development, curricular outcomes, curricula modules, and HCV case management for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs).
  80. ncbi American College of Rheumatology response to the 2006 rheumatology workforce study
    Neal Birnbaum
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:730-1. 2007
  81. ncbi A study into the effectiveness of unqualified GP assistants
    Marilyn Philip
    School of Acute and Continuing Care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh
    Br J Nurs 15:782-6. 2006
    ..Ultimately this allowed both GP and practice nurse to focus on dealing with chronic illness targets, as required in the new directive (Scottish Executive, 2004)...
  82. ncbi Physicians, nonphysician healthcare providers, and patients communicating in hepatitis C: an in-office sociolinguistic study
    Heidi E Hamilton
    Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    Gastroenterol Nurs 29:364-70. 2006
    ....
  83. ncbi Physician assistant role clarified
    Nancy Hughes
    Medsurg Nurs 17:142. 2008
  84. doi Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in primary care
    Alison Atwater
    Emergency Medicine NorthShore University Health Systems Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Dis Mon 54:728-44. 2008
  85. doi Staying on top in dermatology: why we must act now to address the capacity challenge
    Alice J Watson
    Arch Dermatol 144:541-4. 2008
  86. doi [The problem of delegating medical activities: a balancing act between ensuring continuing education and relieving the workload in medical service]
    H Siebert
    Klinik für Unfall, Hand und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Diakonie Klinikum Schwäbisch Hall gGmbH, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
    Unfallchirurg 111:365-6. 2008
  87. ncbi [The delegation of medical services: is it a Trojan horse?]
    R Hoffmann
    Berufsständischer Ausschuss der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Unfallchirurg 111:367-70. 2008
    ..Physicians must be spared from overloading of administrative work. Delegating must not result in deterioration of patient care or destruction of the medical profession. Options and risks of delegation are discussed...
  88. pmc A mixed method study of the merits of e-prescribing drug alerts in primary care
    Kate L Lapane
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:442-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this paper was to describe primary care prescribers' perspectives on electronic prescribing drug alerts at the point of prescribing...
  89. ncbi Who else is providing care in dermatology practices? Trends in the use of nonphysician clinicians
    Jack S Resneck
    Department of Dermatology, and Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 0316, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 58:211-6. 2008
    ..workforce, which is affected by a physician shortage, has reportedly seen a rapid and substantial influx of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs)...
  90. pmc Primary-care clinician perceptions of racial disparities in diabetes care
    Thomas D Sequist
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:678-84. 2008
    ..Primary-care clinicians can play an important role in reducing racial disparities in diabetes care...
  91. ncbi Providers' perceived barriers to sexually transmitted disease care in 2 large health maintenance organizations
    Hayley Mark
    Department of Community and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:184-9. 2008
    ....
  92. pmc Missing in action: care by physician assistants and nurse practitioners in national health surveys
    Perri A Morgan
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3848, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2022-37. 2007
    To assess applicability of national health survey data for generalizable research on outpatient care by physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs).
  93. ncbi Assessment of safety attitudes in a skilled nursing facility
    Angela M Wisniewski
    Department of Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 28:126-36. 2007
    ..6-4.1 on a 5-point Likert scale with 1 = very low, 5 = very high), whereas nurse practitioners and physician assistants received the lowest (range: 2.5-2.9)...
  94. ncbi Filling the gaps. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners see expanded roles and responsibilities
    Lee Ann Runy
    Hosp Health Netw 81:53-8. 2007
  95. pmc What do clinicians want? Interest in integrative health services at a North Carolina academic medical center
    Kathi J Kemper
    Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:5. 2007
    ..We wished to determine interest among the medical staff at a North Carolina academic medical center in integrating diverse therapies and services into comprehensive care...
  96. ncbi Physician liability for medical errors of nonphysician clinicians: nurse practitioners and physician assistants
    Richard E Moses
    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:6-9. 2007
  97. ncbi New opportunities for nurses and other healthcare professionals? A review of the potential impact of the new GMS contract on the primary care workforce
    Brenda Leese
    Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 20:525-36. 2006
    ..This paper assesses the implications for NHS staff in primary care...
  98. ncbi Primary care delivery changes as nonphysician clinicians gain independence
    Jennifer Fisher Wilson
    Ann Intern Med 149:597-600. 2008
  99. ncbi New kid in town
    Christian Duffin
    Nurs Stand 19:12-3. 2004
  100. ncbi Primary care enrollment levels in staff- and group-model health maintenance organizations: a standard to compare military enrollment with civilian organizations
    George P Johnson
    TRICARE Southwest, 7800 IH 10 West, Suite 400, San Antonio, TX 78247 4750, USA
    Mil Med 167:370-3. 2002
    ..Comparisons between military and civilian enrollment should be tempered with these considerations...
  101. pmc Breast cancer screening beliefs by practice location
    Lisa M Santora
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Miami Jackson Memorial Health System, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    BMC Public Health 3:9. 2003
    ..This study examines variations in breast cancer screening among primary care clinicians by geographic location of clinical practice...

Research Grants62

  1. OEF/OIF Veterans with PTSD in Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs
    Eric Slade; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..workers, general practitioners, substance abuse counselors, mental health nurses, and other nurses/physician assistants. Methods...
  2. MOUNT SINAI EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
    Lynne D Richardson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Pathway C is for advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and Masters-level social workers who do not have a doctoral degree;they will be required to obtain a PhD in ..
  3. Automatic Detection of Critical Dermoscopy Features for Basal Cell Carcinoma
    William V Stoecker; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The SkinScan system is the first such product to be marketed to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and family practitioners...
  4. Patient self-management and gene guided therapy for CHC
    Donald E Bailey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Thus, this study will explore how providers (physicians, physician assistants, and nurses) interact with patients to share the new information and examine whether the way it is shared ..
  5. Increasing Physician Use of Exercise for Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    Herbert H Severson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..will be marketed to family practice physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The proposed TREC web site will provide physicians with a resource that will ..
  6. Interactive Spaced Education to Optimize Diabetes Care
    B Price Kerfoot; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Approach: One-hundred six of the 260 primary care practitioners (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) in the northeastern VA hospital system will be recruited via email to participate in the study...
  7. Promoting Healthy Cancer Survivorship in Rural Colorado Primary Health Care Pract
    Linda Overholser; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This goal will be achieved through engagement of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and office staff within their own practice setting as well as members of the local community...
  8. Transnasal Esophagoscopy vs. Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy for Barrett's Screening
    Amitabh Chak; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..hospital and determine how satisfied they are with screening examinations performed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Ultimately, this study will lead to more effective screening programs for Barrett's esophagus.
  9. University of Michigan LURN Research Site
    J Quentin Clemens; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..recruitment team includes Urologists (n=5), Urogynecologists (n=4), Family Medicine physicians (n=3), and Physician Assistants (n=2)...
  10. Personalized Medicine: Understanding and Utilization by Health Care Providers
    MARY BERYL DALY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To develop, adapt and field test online educational tools for primary care providers (including physicians, physician assistants and nurses) to facilitate the appropriate incorporation of personalized medicine into their practices;4...
  11. CRITICAL CARE SKILLS: SIMULATION TO ASSESS DECISION-MAKING SKILLS
    David J Murray; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other hospital-based physicians are increasingly called upon to provide care for patients in the ICU, ..
  12. Neurological Exams Teaching &Evaluation Using Virtual Patients
    Benjamin Lok; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..VR) The module will be widely distributed to three health professions educators (nursing, medicine, and physician assistants. First, the scenarios will be available online via a standard web-browser...
  13. EXPOSURE TO BLOOD AMONG NON-HOSPITAL HEALTH CARE WORKERS
    Jack Leiss; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..design is a retrospective nationwide mall questionnaire survey of physicians (surgical and non-surgical), physician assistants, nurses (RNs and LPNs), palliative and home care nurses and nurse-midwives, dental workers, phlebotomists, ..
  14. NLM INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
    DIANE SCHWARTZ; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..project is to ensure that all health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, social workers and allied health professionals have access to the information they ..
  15. 8th International Symposium on Osteoporosis: Translating Research into Clinical P
    Deborah Gold; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These include physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dietitians, radiology technicians, and physical and occupational therapists...
  16. AAPA PCOR/CER Learning Community - a multi-modal knowledge center and learni
    JENNIFER LEOCADIA CONLON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is proposing a PCOR/CER Learning Community for the dissemination of PCOR from the national to state ..
  17. SOFTWARE EFFECT ON PROMOTING ADHERENCE TO CHF GUIDELINES
    Lawrence Baruch; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..employ usability methodologies, including in-depth interviews and focus groups with physicians, nurses, and physician assistants, to further refine the software based on the feedback obtained...
  18. Three Strategies for Implementing Motivational Interviewing on Medical Inpatient
    Kimberly A Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..different implementation strategies for integrating motivational interviewing (MI) into the practice of physician assistants (PAs) working within Yale-New Haven Hospital's general medical hospitalist service...
  19. DEVELOPMENT OF A TUBERCULOSIS CURRICULUM
    Brenda Jones; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The target audience will include physicians, physician assistants and nurses who care for most tuberculosis cases in urban areas, and primary care providers who evaluate ..
  20. International Celiac Disease Symposium
    Peter Green; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition there will be a Clinical Forum designed for patients, nutritionists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. We anticipate a large turnout for this meeting...
  21. INTERNET CONNECTION GRANT
    Larry Burton; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..By 2002, all physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nursing staff, allied health professionals, and management staff at CCHS will have high-speed access to ..
  22. MIDCAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN NEURO-AIDS RESEARCH
    David Simpson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Neurology, Infectious Diseases and non-physician health care providers, including Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants- Visiting Scholars from abroad will be mentored...
  23. New York State Oral Cancer Control Partnership
    Jayanth Kumar; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..separate surveys of approximately 1000 health care professionals (physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, and dental hygienists) will be conducted...
  24. Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in the ED
    David Doezema; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..by National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) to enhance adoption of SBIRT by ED personnel (physicians, physician assistants, and nurses) and reduce the reoccurrence of problem drinking among ED patients by providing referral to ..
  25. ASSESSMENT OF INFORMATION SEEKING IN PRIMARY CARE
    Paul Gorman; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..2. Primary care nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who play an increasingly important role in delivery of primary care, especially in rural areas, but whose ..
  26. SHENANDOAH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INTERNET CONNECTION PROJECT
    NICKOLETT STROSNIDER; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..have three clear goals: - Provide rural physicians, midlevel practitioners such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, allied health professionals, and managerial staff at SMH with high speed access to ..
  27. AIDS-RELATED MALIGNANCIES CONSORTIUM--UC SAN DIEGO
    William Wachsman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..most clinical studies would be performed), the facilities include physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses and other clinical personnel experienced in the care of HIV-positive patients, research pharmacists,..
  28. AN INTEGRATED WEB-BASED NUTRITION CURRICULUM
    John Kerner; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..build training experiences for residents in the Stanford residency programs in Medicine and Pediatrics, for physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the Primary Care Associate Program, and for practicing physicians through the ..
  29. Nat. Alcohol Screening Day: Academic E.M. Collaboration
    Arthur Kellermann; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..multi-center study designed to test the effectiveness of SBIRT as practiced by ED physicians, nurses, and physician assistants as part of clinical care in the ED setting to reduce levels of hazardous drinking among ED patients...
  30. TRANSFUSION MEDICINE ACADEMIC AWARD
    Phyllis Warkentin; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..curriculum in transfusion medicine for medical students, residents, faculty, practicing physicians, and physician assistants; 2) increase the visibility of transfusion medicine as an exciting and important discipline attractive to ..
  31. NASD Emergency Department SBIRT Study
    Deirdre Anglin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..ED HCPs consist of 190 physicians, physician assistants and nurses. The final methodology will be determined by the investigators of the R25 and R21 grants...
  32. Patient Safety: Physician Assistant Responsibilities and Opportunities
    Stephen Crane; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAP), the only national professional[unreadable] organization for PAs, wishes to raise the visibility of ..
  33. WEB-BASED TRAINING ON HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS
    CAROL BARASH; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The proposed program is specifically directed to physicians in both primary care and the relevant specialties, as well as to practitioners at the front lines of service delivery, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
  34. EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BRIEF INTERVENTIONS FOR ALCOHOL
    GAIL D ONOFRIO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..termed Brief Negotiation Interview (BNI), provided by emergency practitioners (EPs-emergency physicians and physician assistants), in reducing alcohol consumption in ED patients with hazardous and harmful drinking...
  35. DEPLOYMENT AND CAREER TRENDS OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
    Henry Perry; Fiscal Year: 1980
    This research project will examine data regarding the employment and career patterns of physician assistants and assess possible trends in these patterns since the investigator's comprehensive survey of the profession in 1974...
  36. Interdisciplinary CAM Curriculum Model
    William Elder; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..will be applied to a broader range of learners in the College of Allied Health: physical therapists, physician assistants and nutritionists...
  37. Respondent Burden and Retention in Cancer Clinical Trials
    Connie Ulrich; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Early identification and pre-emptive interventions prior to encountering retention problems in cancer clinical trials may mitigate respondent burden and lead to completion of important, resource intensive clinical trials. ..