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Resources by Topic: Physician assistants

Determinants of Oral Health Assessment and Screening in Physician Assistant Clinical Practice
Results of a survey of physician assistant graduates, focused on their education in oral health and if or how they included oral health screenings and referrals in their clinical practice after graduation. Data and statistics for rural health clinics included, along with contributing factors of care such as availability of dentists, lack of insurance, and cost of dental work.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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State-Level Projections of Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners: 2013-2025
Presents projections for supply and demand of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in 2025, using 2013 data as baseline. Features statistics with breakdowns by provider type and state-level maps showing projected supply versus demand for each of these provider types.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Physician Assistant Licensure Survey
Provides demographic and practice characteristics of the Indiana physician assistant (PA) workforce as well as supply and distribution information, intended to improve the quality and accessibility to primary care. Features statistics including county-level PA geographic distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Vermont Population to Provider Ratios by Rational Service Area (RSA)
Map by county of primary care FTEs in the state of Vermont, as reported by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Clinical Training in the Rural Setting: Using Photovoice to Understand Student Experiences
Reports on a qualitative study of medical and physician assistant student training in 2 rural locations using photovoice, a participatory research methodology that combines photography and participant commentary.
Author(s): Emily M. Mader, Carrie Roseamelia, Sarah L. Lewis, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 16(2), 3877
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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How Could Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Be Deployed to Provide Rural Primary Care?
Examines various methods nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) could meet the increased need for primary care services in rural areas through the expanded access to health insurance due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Cynthia Coulthard, Joanne Spetz
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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AzCRH 2015 Supply and Demand Study of Arizona Health Practitioners and Professionals
Provides an update on Arizona's healthcare workforce data derived from licensing boards, state and federal agencies, surveys, and interviews. Compares rural and urban workforce data and identifies strategies to moderate the workforce demand for rural health services.
Author(s): Joe Tabor, Nick Jennings, Lindsay Kohler, et al.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Which Physician Assistant Training Programs Produce Rural PAs? A National Study
Policy brief reporting results of a study to identify physician assistant (PA) training programs that produced high proportions or high numbers of rural PAs from 2000 to 2012, and characteristics of those programs. Features statistics including breakdowns by type of college or university, location by rural or urban area and census region, and includes names of colleges producing the greatest number of rurally located graduates.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Holly Andrilla, Caitlin Morrison, Stefanie Ostergard, Anita Glicken
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Assessing Career Dissatisfaction and Plans to Leave Patient Care Among the Rural Pennsylvania Health Workforce
A survey of physician, physician assistant, dentist, and dental hygienist workforce to identify rural/urban differences in career satisfaction and plans to leave patient care. Includes data and statistics for demographics, practice settings, and contributing factors of dissatisfaction with their career.
Author(s): Brandon Vick, Margaret Gagel, David Yerger
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Rural Student Profiles
Profiles four students who have used distance education to advance their careers and better serve their communities.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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