Survey: 90 Percent of Hospitals Employ PAs

Conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a national physician and PA search firm, in collaboration with the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), the survey examines PA staffing trends at 286 hospitals nationwide. 

Using Physician Assistants at Academic Teaching Hospitals

A 6-month pilot study was conducted in an orthopedic department to determine optimal use of a physician assistant (PA)… In this study, our clinic model was converted to a split clinic to let the PA see patients independently while the supervising physician maintained his own clinic with a resident physician.