HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
One-third of all physician assistants work in hospitals

(Alexandria, VA) More than one-third of all physician assistants (PAs) reported their primary work setting is a hospital, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 2004 Annual Physician Assistant Census Report. Almost two-thirds (64%) of respondents report seeing patients in at least one hospital and one in five (21%) report seeing patients in more than one hospital.

The physician assistant census is sent to all individuals, both AAPA members and non-members, who were believed to be eligible to practice as PAs in the United States. Thirty-seven percent of respondents listed a hospital as their primary work setting, with 10 percent of all PAs working in an emergency room, 9 percent in hospital inpatient units, 8 percent in hospital outpatient units, and 7 percent in operating rooms.

Other primary work settings reported by the census respondents were single-specialty group practice (20%), solo-practice physician offices (13%), multi-specialty group practices (9%), and Federally Qualified Health Centers or community health facilities (8%).

Physician assistants are licensed health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications.

In the coming years, more and more PAs may be seen in the hospital setting as hospitals look for a way to fill gaps in their staffing schedules left by limitations on the number of hours that medical residents can work. Guidelines that went into effect in July 2003 limit the hours medical residents can work in a week to 80. Many hospitals are looking to PAs to make up the patient-care hours that would have been filled by res
'"/>

Contact: Nancy Hughes
nancyh@aapa.org
703-836-2272
American Academy of Physician Assistants
21-Oct-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
2. Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
3. Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
4. Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel
5. Increasing physician volume requirement could improve mammogram accuracy, study concludes
6. New research could help physicians tailor asthma therapy in children
7. Communication between primary-care physicians and patients can reduce medication-related problems
8. Birth simulator helps physicians I.D. least forceful way to manage problem deliveries
9. Pharmaceutical marketing tactics hold little sway with prescribing physicians
10. Studies reveal physicians attitudes on end-of-life care
11. Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... MemoryCare.com, a ... the Best Memory Care Facilities in Louisville, KY. The guide identifies 17 memory ... , According to the Alzheimer’s Association , 5.6 million people age 65 ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... ... Feeding Matters , the first organization in the world dedicated to ... to announce that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially ... of the U.S. International Classification of Diseases (ICD ) on October 1, 2021. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... your dear friend has cancer? , It’s hard to hear your doctor say the words ... the shock wears off, the questions and fears can be overwhelming. , How should I ... Words are failing me. I’m scared. I want to DO something. , We’ve talked to ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Smile Brands Inc., one of the ... States, today announced the grand opening of another affiliated Bright Now! Dental ... convenient hours, a comfortable office, and full-service care at the new Beaumont location. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Bonde ... for patients with advanced heart failure, today announced that the company has been ... of $555,358 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Agilent, a global leader in ... and Technology Virtual Symposium 2020 (ASTVS 2020) on September 10-11, opening at ... Live webinars and Networking sessions, with a vast array of on-demand presentations to ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... ... September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the ... the female reproductive system. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2020, about ... from this disease. Throughout the month of September, Women’s Excellence aims to increase ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 ... ... company and operator of primary care medical centers in Florida and San Antonio ... ambassador for its South Texas medical centers. , In this capacity he will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: