Nine in 10 adults across 10 states support updating physician associate/assistant (PA) practice laws to allow healthcare systems to fully utilize their workforce, according to a collection of state surveys conducted by The Harris Poll.
The PA profession includes clinicians who work in over 60 specialties, ranging from family medicine and urgent care to transplant surgery and dermatology. In 2022, cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery was the highest-paying PA specialty.
In findings that will not surprise the nation’s 168,000 PAs, a comprehensive Harris Poll commissioned by AAPA has found that Americans believe PAs add value to healthcare teams and are part of the solution to address the shortage of healthcare providers.
Roderick S. Hooker, PhD, MBA, PA is the recipient of the 2023 AAPA Publishing Award as the lead author of “Physician assistant/associate retirement intent: seeking the exit ramp,” using NCCPA survey data and published in BMC Health Services Research.
U.S. adults spend the equivalent of an entire eight-hour workday per month coordinating healthcare for themselves and/or their family or loved ones, according to a new patient experience survey conducted by The Harris Poll, on behalf of the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA).
Do you have an important research question, but have limited time to explore it? Don’t have an individual research project but are looking to broaden your research capacity? No matter where you’re starting, AAPA has financial support for researchers!
Viet Le, preventive cardiology PA and associate professor of research at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Utah, devotes much of his time to cardiovascular research. His clinical practice and research often go hand in hand as he treats complex cardiovascular diseases.
Last year, there were approximately 40,000 downloads of the AAPA Salary Report. It’s clear that PAs value the data included in our annual Salary Report. Now you have a chance to be a part of the next Salary Report by taking the 2023 AAPA Salary Survey.