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Physician assistants are expected to have an important role in providing both primary and specialty care. Iowa has a large rural (and aging) population and faces challenges to provide equitable access to care. This study examined changes in the Iowa physician assistant workforce (1995-2015) focusing on practice setting (primary v. subspecialty care) and geographic location (rural/urban, Health Professional Shortage Area). Documenting their current locations and service in HPSAs for primary care will help health planners track future changes.
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Primary care provided by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) has been proposed as a solution to expected workforce shortages.
Physician associates have been identified as a potential solution to the shortage of health-care workers in the UK, but the introduction of physician associates has not been universally welcomed and s...
Policy makers and health workforce planners rely on counts of practice licences as a measure of the size of the active physician workforce. We use a population-based approach to correlate estimates of...
The United States needs more family physicians. Projections based on current trends show a deficit of 52,000 primary care physicians by 2025. Eight national family medicine (FM) organizations have set...
This study investigated how professional development benefits offered by employers directly correlate to self-perceptions of leadership potential, committee involvement, and career satisfaction among ...
The aim of this study is to explore the effect of substituting General Practitioners (GPs) by Physician Assistants (PAs) in out-of-hours primary care. Effects are measured in terms of the ...
To examine temporal trends from 1995 and 2000 in the incidence rates of heart failure, its therapeutic management, and changes over time in the hospital and long-term survival of patients ...
Certified nursing assistants (CNAs), who provide the majority of care to persons with chronic disease and/or cognitive impairment from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, face treme...
Emotional Health Association will engage Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health providers that employ peer workers in a training and technical assistance intervention designed to s...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of physician/pharmacist collaborative teams on hypertension guideline adherence for patients with uncontrolled hypertension in six famil...
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.
Persons academically trained to provide medical care, under the supervision of a physician, to infants and children.
An Act that amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate, that strengthens Medicare access by improving physician payments, and that reauthorizes the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
State bounded on the north by Lake Superior and Michigan, on the east by Lake Michigan, on the south by Illinois and Iowa, and on the west by Minnesota and Iowa.
The physician's inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to the patient due to the physician's disability. Common causes include alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, and senility.