Do PAs, NPs Impact Physician Satisfaction?

Physicians who are satisfied with their work are more likely to accept help from nurse practitioners or physician assistants than their dissatisfied colleagues, according to a 2013 survey by Jackson Healthcare.

Seventy-one percent of satisfied physicians view the increasing roles NPs and PAs play in patient care as a positive trend, while just 39 percent of dissatisfied physicians view the increase as positive, the survey found.

"Delegating more routine wellness visits and procedures to advanced practice professionals enables physicians to focus on complex cases most in need of a physician's unique skills and knowledge," Susan Mesa, president of, said in a news release.

The Jackson Healthcare survey includes 3,456 responses.

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