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Resources by Topic: Physician assistants

Health Care in the Rural West: Persistent Problems, Glimmers of Hope
Discusses the physician supply in the rural West and looks in-depth at the use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Utah. The report also includes an interactive map that tracks physicians per capita in the western U.S. for the years 1909, 1980, 2000, and 2009.
Author(s): Michael De Alessi, Robin Pam
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
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Informing Rural Primary Care Workforce Policy: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?: A Review of Rural Health Research Center Literature, 2000-2010
Profiles 51 evidence-based research publications produced by the federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers from 2000 to 2010 related to the rural primary care workforce.
Author(s): Alex McEllistrem-Evenson
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Workforce Challenges in Delivering Health Care to Elderly and Low-Income Populations in Wyoming: Medical Providers' Acceptance of Medicaid and Medicare Patients
Examines medical professionals in urban and rural Wyoming providing care to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees, and factors associated with provider acceptance of new patients. Includes policy considerations to inform state-level policy and program implementation for low-income and elderly populations.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Obstacles to Providing High-Quality Patient Care: Findings from a Survey of Wyoming's Medical Care Providers
Examines obstacles to providing high-quality patient care identified by Wyoming's rural and urban healthcare providers through surveys conducted in 2009. Identified obstacles in three areas: patient care and service delivery, financial, and profession management. Includes policy considerations to address the identified obstacles.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman, Mark P. Doescher, C. Holly A. Andrilla
Date: 08/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Wyoming Primary Care Gaps and Policy Options
Provides an overview of the primary care workforce shortages in Wyoming. Discusses examples and policy options that could be implemented to bolster the primary care workforce within the state. Provides statistics on primary care providers by county and distribution, and more.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Mark P. Doescher, Barbara J. Robinson
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 12: Physician Assistants
Provides an overview of the physician assistant workforce in rural areas. Discusses federal and state policies and program to improve healthcare in rural areas and provides policy recommendations to increase the rural physician assistant workforce.
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Rural Emergency Department Staffing: Potential Implications for the Quality of Emergency Care Provided in Rural Areas
Reports results of a study of rural emergency department staffing and discusses potential implications of staffing for the quality of emergency care provided in rural areas.
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey 2004: Results by Health and Human Services Regions and Health Center Geography
Reports findings from the national study of health center staffing, recruitment, and retention. Provides information by HHS region, urban and rural geography, and national overall estimates. Includes 118 graphs of selected survey results.
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, L. Gary Hart
Date: 03/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Geographic and Demographic Dimensions of the Adoption of a Health Workforce Innovation: Physician Assistants in the United States, 1967-2000
Analyzes the evolution of physician assistants as a career. Details the changes in demographics, distribution in rural and urban locations, and training for 1967-2000.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Gary Hart
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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The Contribution of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Generalist Care in Washington State
Describes the contribution to generalist care made by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in Washington State. Includes data on NP and PA contributions in rural areas.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Lorella Palazzo, Bobbi Berkowitz, Michael J. Pirani, L. Gary Hart
Citation: Health Services Research, 38(4), 1033-1050
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
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