Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.
Explore the vast array of PA research showcased in the annual ePoster competition. For the first time ever, ALL of the ePosters are displayed on AAPA’s website. This year’s research covers topics ranging from developing a standardized note template and minimizing student burnout to defining the quality of care at a student-run clinic.
Understanding social determinants of health along with treatment creates a holistic approach that may benefit patients in the long-term. PAs that integrate social determinants of health into patient care see greater satisfaction with care, health outcomes, and patient adherence to medical advice.
A new national survey of PAs was released today from the AAPA. It shows the considerable contributions of PAs and the scale at which they have had to adapt to meet the needs of patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community, making it a serious public health concern. Proper identification of sexual violence and treatment is the first line in positive patient outcomes. Healthcare providers need to be aware of sexual violence as a factor for overall wellness.
Only 3.6% of PAs have obtained a buprenorphine waiver to help combat opioid use disorder. Many cite barriers to obtaining a waiver such as lack of training, lack of available mental health support, time constraints, and lack of confidence in their ability to manage OUD.
Medical providers such as PAs are often the first point of contact for caretakers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and as such, need to be comfortable speaking about how to identify red flags of ASD, and where to refer caretakers if there is any concern.
Last year, AAPA Research examined the relationship between AAPA’s Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act and PA compensation. They found a statistically significant difference in PA compensation related to the adoption of two of the Six Key Elements.
Analysis of CME completed by PAs called “Outside the Box: Reducing Health Disparities,” has shown that an innovative approach involving charting and treatment can change PA behavior and improve patient interactions around health disparities in five domains.