The type of care needed, urgency for service and prior personal experiences influenced patient decisions to choose NPs and PAs as healthcare providers.
The holistic approach to patient care often answers the questions that science cannot explain.
Eliminating barriers, increasing funding for PA educational programs and promoting transparency for PA-provided healthcare comprise key initiatives.
Elizabeth Dole and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius say physician assistants key in military caregiver support, extending insurance coverage.
Physicians attended a higher proportion of visits with older patients, whereas PAs and NPs attended more visits in nonmetropolitan areas.