Rural Health Resources by Topic: Physician assistants
Buprenorphine Prescribing by Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Physicians After CARA 2016
Investigates the differences in buprenorphine prescribing patterns among nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs) and physicians in Medicaid following implementation of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) addressing opioid use disorder (OUD). Retail pharmacy claims from July 2017 to June 2018 were analyzed to identify prescriber type, number of patients, payer type, rural and urban differences, and Medicaid trends for FDA-approved buprenorphine drugs for the treatment of OUD.
Author(s): Rekha Varghese, Karin Johnson, Bo Feng, et al. Date: 04/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: IMPAQ International, LLC, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission view details
Minnesota's Physician Assistant Workforce, 2019
Provides an overview of Minnesota's physician assistant
(PA) workforce using September 2019 data from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practices (BMP) and the 2018 PA survey.
Presents information on demographics, education, employment,
and geographic distribution.
Date: 01/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care view details
2019 New Hampshire Physician Assistant Workforce Data Report
An overview of the physician assistant workforce in New Hampshire based on data from the 2019 Physician Assistant Licensure Survey. Features statistics including demographics, principal specialties, distribution by rurality of location, payment assistance type and availability, and geographic disparities.
Date: 2019 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services view details
The Workforce Trends of Physician Assistants in Iowa (1995-2015)
Examines the growth trends and attrition of the physician
assistance (PA) workforce in Iowa with a focus on primary
or specialty care practice settings, rural or urban
locations, and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Author(s): Thomas S. Gruca, Gregory C. Nelson, Linda Thiesen, David P. Asprey, Sean G. Young Citation: PLoS One, 13(10) Date: 10/2018 Type: Document view details
Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Study: Avera Health
Highlights a healthcare system based in South Dakota that serves a primarily rural population. Focuses on their program LIGHT: Live, Improve, Grow, Heal and Treat, which seeks to prevent and address burnout for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 09/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
California's Physician Assistants: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
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 Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF view details