News by Topic: Physician assistants
Jan 10, 2020 - Opinion article from the president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (PAs) describing how PAs are important in expanding access to care in rural areas. Discusses strategies to increase the number of PAs in rural areas, such as removing administrative barriers and incentivizing through scholarship and loan repayment programs.
Source: Fierce Healthcare
Advance Practice Providers Still Encounter Barriers to Prescribing Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
Nov 25, 2019 - Summarizes survey findings where rural and urban nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) were asked about their history and practice of treating patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Includes the demographic breakdown of the clinicians surveyed and identifies barriers to prescribing the treatment, such as concerns of misuse and a lack of psychosocial support services in their area.
Source: Clinical Advisor