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Potential for physician associates to ease pressure on primary care


There is a clear need to meet demand and PA's could help meet that demand. I would take issue with the statement that PA's are in some way equated to NPs in the "mid level professionals" group. There are substantial differences. PAs do not practice independently of physicians (NPs do) they cannot do core things like prescribe currently. NPs lead services as systems leaders in some cases (not only "mid level") PA training is 2 years PG training an NP is more likely to have years of experience. We have enough people devaluing the profession-NT please dont add to the misperceptions of nursing!

Posted date

27 April, 2015

Posted time

11:43 am