Career Flexibility within the PA Profession

PAs are one of the most versatile healthcare providers. Hooker, Cawley and Leinweber (2010) examined four decades of data from AAPA and found that 49 percent of PAs reported two specialties at different points in their career.

Just how far does your PA buck go?

PA salaries that appear to be lower in some states -- such as South Dakota, Mississippi, and Ohio -- actually have greater purchasing power when the cost-of-living is taken into account. How much bang are you really getting for your buck?

AAMC study suggests physician-to-PA ratio may fall to 3.5:1 in 2030

The U.S. will face a shortage of between 40,800 to nearly 105,000 physicians by 2030, reports the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The organization recently released the results of its annual projects report, including data on PAs, NPs, and the effect reaching population health goals may have on demand for clinicians.

No difference in care between PAs, NPs, physicians in community health centers

A first-of-its-kind study examining patient health outcomes in community health centers found that PAs and nurse practitioners (NPs) delivered similar quality of care, services, and referrals as those made by physicians. Recently published in the journal Medical Care, the study could have implications for the structure of community health centers in the future.

20 things to know about urgent care

Did you know that PAs are part of the preferred staffing model for urgent care? Becker’s Hospital Review outlined 20 things to know about urgent care based on data found in the Urgent Care Association of America’s “2016 Benchmarking Report.”

New MGMA report on PA & NP utilization released

Healthcare industry influencer Medical Group Management Association recently released a new research report and analysis that found 78 percent of better performing medical practices employ PAs and NPs.

More patients… More complex patients

If it seems like you are seeing more patients these days, and that they have more health problems than they used to, that’s because you probably are. The absolute number of patients seeking care is increasing, and many more patients have multiple chronic conditions than they did a generation, or even a decade, ago.