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Resources by Topic: Physician assistants

Physicians Working with Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Perceived Effects on Clinical Practice
Reports on the perception on clinical practice among 5,823 physicians working with physician assistants and nurse practitioners on patient volume, quality, time use, and workload. Discusses the impact of rurality on study findings among other demographic, specialty, and practice setting factors.
Author(s): Xiaochu Hu, Bettie Coplan, Hilary Barnes, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs Scholar, 2(6)
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Physician Assistants/Associates in Psychiatry: A Workforce Analysis
Examines U.S. physician assistants (PAs) practicing in psychiatry with comparisons to PAs practicing in other specialties. Utilizes National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) data to analyze the PA workforce according to growth in the field since 2013, median income, job satisfaction, and demographics, including gender, ethnicity, languages used, age, and rural versus urban practice setting.
Author(s): Mirela Bruza-Augatis, Andrzej Kozikowski, Roderick S. Hooker, Kasey Puckett
Citation: Human Resources for Health, 22(40)
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming an NHSC approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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A-Z: All You Need to Know About Making Your RHC a PA Clinical Rotation Site
Recording of an April 19, 2024, webinar providing an overview of Physician Assistant (PA) training programs, including medical curriculum and clinical rotations. Describes the experiences of Idaho State University PA rural health track and a Rural Health Clinic's perspective as a PA clinical training site. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 04/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Virginia's Physician Assistant Workforce: 2023
An overview of the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2023 Physician Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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The Health of US Primary Care: 2024 Scorecard Report — No One Can See You Now
Second annual scorecard exploring primary care in the United States across measures in four categories: access, financing, workforce/training, and research. Identifies five factors contributing to increased challenges in accessing primary care. The appendix includes data on the number and percentage of physician residents trained in an MUA, rural county, or both between the 2012-2013 and 2021-2022 academic years.
Additional links: Appendix, Full Report
Author(s): Yalda Jabbarpour, Anuradha Jetty, Hoon Byun, et al.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Milbank Memorial Fund, Robert Graham Center, The Physicians Foundation
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Beneficiary and Clinician Perspectives on Medicare and Other Issues: Findings from 2023 Focus Groups in Select States
Summarizes findings from 24 focus groups of Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible) beneficiaries, and clinicians conducted between May and July 2023, including three virtual focus groups of rural Medicare beneficiaries. Highlights themes that emerged across the focus groups covering Medicare coverage options, access to care, telehealth, organization of care, and prescription drugs.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Building a Diverse Rural Workforce with Northern Light Health
Case study describing a partnership between Northern Light Health, which serves rural Maine, and Morehouse School of Medicine's physician assistant program to train rural providers and meet workforce needs. Offers results and lessons learned following the conclusion of the first cohort's rotations and plans for expanding the training partnership.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Physician and Advanced Practice Clinician Burnout in Rural and Urban Settings
Describes burnout and contributing work conditions among physicians and advanced practice clinicians, using data from an anonymous electronic survey conducted in March 2022. Explores the effect of COVID-19 on health workforce burnout, and features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Melissa L. Harry, Nancy L. Sudak, Mary J. Engels, et al.
Citation: The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 37(1), 43-58
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2023
Reports on the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce's activities, funding, and programming for fiscal year 2023, including discussion of loan repayment and grants for medical education. Provides data on schools of medicine, including graduates entering core specialties and graduates practicing in Georgia, and undergraduate medical education. Includes coverage of the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program and the Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program, with statistics on the number of participants and the number of counties in which they are serving.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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