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Resources by Topic: Physician assistants

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 by provider characteristics.
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 the physician assistant profession. 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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State of the Health Workforce in Rural America: Profiles and Comparisons
Overview of rural healthcare workforce issues. National and state-by-state data on the healthcare workforce, with rural-urban comparisons and interstate comparisons. Also includes data on rural healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Karin E. Johnson, Thomas E. Norris, et al.
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Who is Caring for the Underserved? A Comparison of Primary Care Physicians and Nonphysician Clinicians in California and Washington
Compares the geographic distribution and patient populations of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians. Includes the proportion of clinicians within each discipline practicing in rural areas, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), and areas with vulnerable populations.
Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, L. Gary Hart, Elizabeth Mertz, Janet Coffman, Lorella Palazzo
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 1(2), 97-104
Date: 07/2003
Type: Document
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Characteristics and Roles of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook
Offers a comprehensive picture of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program and the operations of RHCs. Covers characteristics of RHCs, staffing and recruitment, location, and more.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Health Explorer
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on rural health. Provides access to data on rural population health, covering health behaviors, health outcomes, healthcare access, and social determinants of health. Includes healthcare workforce data for nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and physicians. Also includes the Appalachia Community Data Portal, with regional data on social determinants of health and health outcomes. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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