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Resources by Topic: Physician assistants

5-Year Strategic Plan for Primary Care Provider Recruitment in Oregon
Reviews recruitment best practices and existing recruitment programs for primary care provides in Oregon. Offers a plan for primary care recruitment and retention, focused on increasing primary care professionals in the state, external recruitment effectiveness, and empowering rural and underserved communities.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute
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Primary Care Physician Assistants in Nebraska
Reports on the primary care physician assistant workforce in Nebraska. Includes data on supply, specialty, employment setting, gender, age and rural/urban distribution.Discusses policy recommendations for growing the primary care physician assistant workforce.
Author(s): Soumitra S. Bhuyan, Marlene Deras, Tamara S. Ritsema, Michael J. Huckabee, Jim P. Stimpson
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center: Center for Health Policy
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Most Family Physicians Work Routinely With Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, or Certified Nurse Midwives
Reports that more than half of family physicians work with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or certified nurse midwives, and doing so helps ensure access to health care services, particularly in rural areas.
Author(s): Lars E. Peterson, Robert L. Phillips, James C. Puffer, Andrew Bazemore, Stephen Petterson
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 26(3), 244-245
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Growth and Changes in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Workforce with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Studied how additional supplemental funding to the National Health Service Corps through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was focused on granting more loan repayment awards to clinicians who agreed to work in underserved areas, affected the NHSC's workforce. States that proportions of the NHSC's workforce serving in rural areas changed only modestly.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Thomas R. Konrad
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 25(5), 723-733
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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The Use of Hospitalists in Small Rural Hospitals
Describes small rural hospitals' use of hospitalists, who assume responsibility for patient care during inpatient hospital stays. Includes information on how hospitalists are used at these facilities. Discusses impacts on healthcare quality, hospital finances, and recruitment and retention of physicians.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats No. 3: The Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care Workforce
Describes the primary care workforce, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Provides statistics on the geographic distribution of the primary care workforce. Compares the primary care workforce distribution with specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Physician Assistant and Advance Practice Nurse Care in Hospital Outpatient Departments: United States, 2008–2009
Examines characteristics and utilization of physician assistants (PAs) and advance practice nurses (APNs) in hospitals. Shows that numbers of visits to PAs and APNs are higher in rural areas.
Author(s): Esther Hing, Sayeedha Uddin
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Michigan Department of Community Health Survey of Physician Assistants: Special Report, September 2011
Examines the locations of physician assistants practice sites in Michigan counties with a health professional shortage area. Studied origins of PAs with results showing two-fifths (40 percent) grew up in a rural area or small town.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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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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