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One-third of all physician assistants work in hospitals

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"The PA profession was created to help fill gaps in the health care system. As the need for high-quality health care services in the hospital setting continues to increase, PAs are in an excellent position to meet those needs based on their high level of training and their focus on team practice," said Stephen Crane, executive vice president and CEO of AAPA.

While PAs practice in all medical specialties, 42 percent of this year's respondents reported that their primary specialty was one of the primary care fields: family/general practice medicine (30%), general internal medicine (8%), obstetrics/gynecology (3%), and general pediatrics (3%). Other prevalent specialties for PAs include general surgery/surgical subspecialties (24%), emergency medicine (10%), and the subspecialties of internal medicine (10%).


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


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