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California's Physician Assistants: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

Description
Provides an overview of physician assistants (PAs), focusing on scope of practice regulations in California and evidence for expanding their scope of practice. Discusses how PAs increase access to care, particularly in rural areas, and summarizes studies on the quality and cost-effectiveness of the care they provide. Appendix A includes data on California's PAs, such as their distribution, demographics, and practice setting. Appendix B identifies physician assistant scope of practice elements for each state.
Author(s)
Timothy Bates, Joanne Spetz, Miranda Werts
Date
09/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Healthforce Center at UCSF
Tagged as
Access · Healthcare quality · Physician assistants · Policy · Scope of practice · California