Information, research and publications related to Physician Associates.

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Farmer J, Currie M, Hyman J, West C, Arnott N. Evaluation of physician assistants in National Health Service Scotland. Scottish Medical Journal. 2011 Aug;56(3):130-4. doi: 10.1258/smj.2011.011109


Frossard LA, Liebich G, Hooker RS, Brooks PM, Robinson L. Introducing physician assistants into new roles: international experiences. Medical Journal of Australia. 2008 Feb 18;188(4):199-201


Buchan J, O’May F, Ball J. New role, new country: introducing US physician assistants to Scotland. Human Resources for Health. 2007 5:13. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-5-13


Laurant M, Harmsen M, Wollersheim H, Grol R, Faber M, Sibbald B. The impact of non-physician clinicians: do they improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services? Medical Care Research and Review. 2009 Dec;66(6 Suppl):36S-89S. doi: 10.1177/1077558709346277


Althausen PL, Shannon S, Owens B, Coll D, Cvitash M, Lu M, Oʼmara TJ, Bray TJ. Impact of hospital-employed physician assistants on a level II community-based orthopaedic trauma system. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2013 Apr;27(4):e87-91. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182647f29

Jeanmonod R, Delcollo J, Jeanmonod D, Dombchewsky O, Reiter M. Comparison of resident and mid-level provider productivity and patient satisfaction in an emergency department fast track. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2013 30(1):e12. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2011-200572


Hamden K, Jeanmonod D, Gualtieri D, Jeanmonod R. Comparison of resident and mid-level provider productivity in a high-acuity emergency department setting. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2014 Mar;31(3):216-9. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2012-201904


Stahlfeld KR, Robinson JM, Burton EC. What do physician extenders in a general surgery residency really do? Journal of Surgical Education. 2008 65:354-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2008.06.002


White H & Round JC. Introducing physician assistants into an intensive care unit: process, problems, impact and recommendations. Clinical Medicine 2013, 13: 15–18


Williams L and Ritsema T. Satisfaction of Doctors with the Physician Associate Role. Clinical Medicine. 2014 Apr;14(2):113-6. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.14-2-113


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