Medically complex patients who receive primary care from PAs can save up to $2,300 in total health care costs a year compared to physician patients, according to research presented by Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C, with Duke University Medical School.
As healthcare providers, PAs may be the only touchpoint for a human trafficking victim. This gives us an opportunity to recognize their situation and a chance to change their lives, not just treat the physical manifestation of their nightmare.
Is Autism Spectrum Disorder a childhood issue? Think again! Prevalence rates have been increasing over the past 20 years and may be impacted by improved provider education and earlier diagnosis. Communication is critical to ensuring patient compliance.
The FDA has released Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) information for opioid analgesic drug products used in the outpatient setting. They are also providing two helpful resources as part of the Opioid Analgesic REMS.
Daniel Acevedo, a PA in orthopaedics at OrthoVirginia in Lynchburg, Virginia, sees a lot in a typical week: five to seven surgeries, hospital consultations, hip fracture clinics, post-op patients, outpatient procedures at an ambulatory surgery center, and more.
An AAPA HOD resolution recommended greater PA communication and CME about suicide prevention. By being alert, taking the initiative to ask patients about mental health, and educating themselves, PAs have a unique opportunity to help prevent suicide.
Data emerging from CVOTs of glucose lowering drugs are highlighting differences among drugs on cardiovascular disease beyond the effects of glucose lowering. Clinicians will need to change their approach to the management of patients with T2D.
PAs should be champions for value-based healthcare, say Richard Bottner, PA-C, and Christopher Moriates, MD, of Dell Medical School at UT Austin, and ever-conscious about opportunities to decrease cost and improve quality.