Strategies for Expanding Primary Care Capacity in California
Addresses the need to improve the diversity, geographic distribution, and supply of primary care providers in California. Focuses on the education pipeline, recruitment and retention, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and using data to inform workforce strategies.
Author(s): Janet Coffman, Kris Himmerick Date: 06/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF view details
What Makes Physician Assistant (PA) Training Programs Successful at Training Rural PAs?
Results of a study analyzing characteristics of PA programs producing high proportions of graduates who choose rural practice, using data collected from 173 programs from November 2015 through January 2016. Features statistics with breakdowns by rurally oriented and non-rurally oriented programs and those with high and low rural productivity.
Date: 06/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
PAs in Rural Locations Ready to Meet Primary Care Needs
Describes characteristics of physician assistants (PAs) working in rural areas, based on data collected from 9,140 PAs for the 2018 American Academy of PAs Salary Survey. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban location and by various medical specialties.
Author(s): Noel Smith Date: 06/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Academy of PAs view details
A Comparative Analysis of New York's Active Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Research brief using data drawn from survey responses collected between September 2015 - December 2017, exploring similarities and differences between New York state physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban practice locations.
Author(s): Yuhao Liu, Robert Martiniano, Jean Moore Date: 05/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Physician Assistants: Modernize Laws to Improve Rural Access
National Rural Health Association policy paper describing benefits to rural communities when practice barriers are removed and payments are sufficient to attract physician assistants to the area. Includes recommendations to help achieve this goal.
Author(s): Roger Wells, Megan Cody, Robert Alpino, Melissa Van Dyne, Ross Abbott, et al. Date: 04/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
The Physician Assistant Workforce In North Carolina
Describes the current supply of physician assistants (PAs) in North Carolina, examining demographic trends, practice locations, demand for services, and trends in education. Includes a county-level map showing concentrations of PAs as of 2016, statistics on growth of the PA workforce in North Carolina from 2000-2016, and diversity of the North Carolina population and PA workforce as of 2016, with breakdowns by ethnic or racial groups. Also includes a county-level map showing locations of PA programs in North Carolina, with shadings for urban and non-urban counties, and statistics on enrollments in PA programs, 2015-2017.
Author(s): Julie C. Spero, Zahabiya Petiwala Date: 01/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research view details