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Resources by Topic: Physician assistants

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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Education at a Distance: Virtual Classrooms Bring Healthcare Classes to Rural Areas
Highlights three university programs that are using distance education to allow professionals to stay in their rural communities while earning a degree.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Utah's Physician Assistant Workforce, 2015: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of PAs in Utah
Describes the physician assistant (PA) workforce in the state of Utah. Examines the current workforce supply, geographic distribution, emerging trends, and projected demand on PAs in rural Utah.
Author(s): Jenna Christensen, Clark Ruttinger
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Missouri's Physician Assistant Workforce - 2015
Provides an overview of the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Missouri. Includes county-level data on the geographic distribution of PAs, as well as a comparison of PA-to-population ratios for rural and urban counties. Covers comparative wage data for rural and urban PAs in the state.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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The Role of Physician Assistants in Health Care Delivery
Describes the role of physician assistants (PAs) in the U.S. healthcare system with information related to state regulations, PA education, scope of practice, and their importance in rural healthcare facilities. Also provides policy recommendations to help states attract, retain, and realize the value of PAs within their healthcare system.
Author(s): Amanda Dunker, Esther Krofah, Frederick Isasi
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association
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Models to Estimate the Economic Impact of a Rural Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Discusses the advantages of using nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) for the provision of primary care services to meet the workforce challenges in rural settings and how they contribute economically to the community.
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Author(s): Fred C. Eilrich, Gerald A. Doeksen, Cheryl F. St. Clair,
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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The Supply of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives in Arizona
Shares information on Arizona's non-physician provider to population ratio and compares it to other states. Reports the number of PA, NP, and CNM providers attending Arizona schools and estimates the number of providers needed to meet predetermined benchmarks. Also provides recommendations for improving access to healthcare, particularly in rural and high need areas, and improving the supply and distribution of Arizona's PA, NP, and CNM workforce.
Author(s): Joe Tabor, Nick Jennings, Lindsay Kohler, et al.
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program, Arizona Center for Rural Health
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